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Eucidaris metularia

Eucidaris metulariais commonly referred to as Ten-lined urchin. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

A lovely pair of small urchins, Eucidaris metularia. 40mm each,30 December 2016


Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

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lexID:
13357 
AphiaID:
213369 
Scientific:
Eucidaris metularia 
German:
Lanzeseeigel 
English:
Ten-lined Urchin 
Category:
Søpindsvin 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Cidaroida (Order) > Cidaridae (Family) > Eucidaris (Genus) > metularia (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Sea depth:
0 - 500 Meter 
Size:
1,7 cm - 3 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-02-03 17:06:15 

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Eucidaris metularia (Lamarck, 1816)

ucidaris metularia is a primitive species of sea urchin and comes from an ancient lineage that has hardly changed over the past 150 million years.

Feeds on algae, including coralline algae, and scavenges for organic detritus which it chews up with its powerful jaws. It also feeds on sponges, bryozoans and other small invertebrates.

Synonymised names:
Cidaris (Dorocidaris) metularia (Lamarck, 1816) (transferred to Eucidaris)
Cidaris (Eucidaris) metularia (Lamarck, 1816) (transferred to Eucidaris)
Cidaris (Gymnocidaris) metularia (Lamarck, 1816) (transferred to Eucidaris)
Cidaris mauri Lambert & Thiéry, 1910 (subjective junior synonym)
Cidaris metularia (Lamarck, 1816)
Cidarites metularia Lamarck, 1816
Gymnocidaris metularia (Lamarck, 1816) (transferred to Eucidaris)
Gymnocidaris minor A. Agassiz, 1863 (subjective junior synonym)

External links

  1. Poppe Images (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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