The Orange Footed Sea cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa) is an echinoderm found in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. It is commonly distributed in Quebec waters, and prefers rocky bottoms or mixed substrates of gravels, stone, sand, and shells. It has five rows of tube feet which allow it to move and attach to substrates. Sea cucumber feed on phytoplankton and zooplankton by spreading out their tentacles, which capture plankton suspended in the water column or organic matter on nearby substrate. The tentacles are covered with sticky mucus, which aids in food capture.


Quebec fisheries are open from spring to fall, but our products are available yearly.

Product form

Frozen, Dried


Our companies are certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Fishing sector

FAO zone 21

Nutrition values

  • Calories 54
  • Lipides 0.3 g
  • Saturés <0,1 g
  • Cholestérol 3 mg
  • Sodium 627 mg
  • Glucides 1.9 g
  • Protéines 11 g
  • Calcium 46 mg
  • Potassium 161 mg
  • Fer 0.4 mg

Health benefits

Sea cucumbers are rich in proteins but low in fat and calories. They’re also full of minerals, vitamins and antioxydants.

Latin name

Cucumaria frondosa

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