Echinoidea | Spatangoida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 130 m (Ref. 81020). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Philippines, New Caledonia and Pitcairn.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 800); common length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 800)
Occurs in shallow waters to a depth of 130 m. Inhabits sandy area and can also be seen crawling on surfaces during low tide (Ref. 800).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Echinoidea are gonochoric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, eggs are held either on the peristome, around the periproct or deep into the concavities on the petaloids. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (echinoplateus) and live for several months before they sink to the bottom using their tube feet to adhere on the ground where they metamorphose into young urchins.
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 29, mean 27.6 (based on 652 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)