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Diadema antillarum   (Philippi, 1845)

long-spined sea urchin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Diadema antillarum  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Echinoidea | Diadematoida | Diadematidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 400 m (Ref. 98615).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean south to Brazil and into eastern Atlantic, Canary Island.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known to be rare at greater depths (Ref. 86574). Minimum depth from Ref. 83942. This is an epibenthic, subtidal species found in coral reefs and rocky bottoms (Ref. 83942). On coral reefs to a depth of 50 m, but common in shallow water (Ref. 415, 86574); and on Thalassiabeds (Ref. 86574). Nocturnal grazers (Ref. 415). Spawning occurs during full moon (Ref. 98615).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Spawning occurs during full moon (Ref. 98615).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 17.1 - 27.1, mean 23.3 (based on 157 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown