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Tripneustes gratilla

(Collector Urchin)

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Common Names

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Common Names in Chinese:

白棘三列海膽

Common Names in English:

Collector Urchin, Sector Sea Urchin

Description

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Physical Description

Species Tripneustes gratilla

Urchin with white banded or orange spines, arranged on 10 sectors and separated by 10 other sectors with only pedicellaria, blue or black coloured. The overall colour pattern is variable.

Habitat

Bay and lagoon , on sand , rubble or seagrass covered bottoms .

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -3,610 meters (0 to -11,844 feet).[1]

Biome: Marine .

Biology

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Behavior

Covers itself with various object, like rubble and detritus .

Taxonomy

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Similar Species

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Members of the genus Tripneustes

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 4 species and subspecies in this genus:

T. depressus (White Sea Urchin) · T. esculentus (Edible Sea Egg) · T. gratilla (Collector Urchin) · T. ventricosus (Sea Egg)

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Notes

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal November 25, 2007:

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Footnotes

  1. Mean = -1,814.810 meters (-5,954.101 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,592.170 based on 27 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-20