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Family: Arbaciidae (See list of species below)

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11 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Arbacia dufresnii
[Naked green sea urchin]
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Arbacia incisa
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Arbacia lixula
[Black sea urchin]


Arbacia punctulata
[Purple-spined sea urchin]
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Arbaciella elegans
[Elegant sea urchin]
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Coelopleurus exquisitus
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Coelopleurus floridanus
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Coelopleurus maculatus
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Coelopleurus maillardi
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Podocidaris sculpta
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Tetrapygus niger
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11 Species of Family Arbaciidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Arbacia dufresnii Naked green sea urchin Southern Ocean.
Arbacia incisa Eastern Pacific.
Arbacia lixula Black sea urchin Atlantic and the Mediterr
Arbacia punctulata Purple-spined sea urchin Western Atlantic Ocean
Arbaciella elegans Elegant sea urchin Atlantic and the Mediterr
Coelopleurus exquisitus Western Central Pacific
Coelopleurus floridanus Western Atlantic
Coelopleurus maculatus Western Pacific
Coelopleurus maillardi Western Central Pacific
Podocidaris sculpta Western Atlantic
Tetrapygus niger Southeast Pacific



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