Chinese name: 高氏真锚参
E. godeffroyi is a long, slender sea cucumber growing to a length of about 40 cm (16 in). A ring of fifteen feathery tentacles encircle the mouth. The body colour is creamy white with blotches of grey and a pair of longitudinal brown or greenish stripes. The spicules (microscopic calcareous structures that project through the skin) are a mixture of anchors and perforated plates with large holes.