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.
Profile 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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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.
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)
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