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Family: Echinometridae (See list of species below)

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16 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Anthocidaris crassispina
[purple sea urchin]
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Colobocentrotus mertensi
[]
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Colobocentrotus pedifer
[]
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Echinometra insularis
[]


Echinometra lucunter
[]


Echinometra mathaei
[rock-boring urchin]
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Echinometra oblonga
[short-spined black urchin]
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Echinometra vanbrunti
[]
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Echinometra viridis
[]
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Echinostrephus aciculatus
[needle-spined urchin]
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Echinostrephus molaris
[]
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Evechinus chloroticus
[]


Heliocidaris erythrogramma
[]


Heliocidaris tuberculata
[]


Heterocentrotus mamillatus
[red pencil urchin]
No picture found

Heterocentrotus trigonarius
[]
16 Species of Family Echinometridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anthocidaris crassispina purple sea urchin Northwest Pacific
Colobocentrotus mertensi Western Pacific
Colobocentrotus pedifer Eastern Central Pacific
Echinometra insularis Southeast Pacific
Echinometra lucunter Western Central Atlantic 15 WD
Echinometra mathaei rock-boring urchin Indo-Pacific and Western 8 WD
Echinometra oblonga short-spined black urchin Pacific Ocean.
Echinometra vanbrunti Eastern Pacific.
Echinometra viridis Western Central Atlantic
Echinostrephus aciculatus needle-spined urchin Pacific Ocean.
Echinostrephus molaris Indo-West Pacific.
Evechinus chloroticus Southwest Pacific
Heliocidaris erythrogramma Eastern Indian Ocean
Heliocidaris tuberculata Western Pacific.
Heterocentrotus mamillatus red pencil urchin Indo-Pacific, except Arab
Heterocentrotus trigonarius Central Pacific



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