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Eucidaris thouarsii, Copyright Dr.Paddy Ryan
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Profile lexID: 8855 AphiaID: 513266 Scientific: Eucidaris thouarsii German: Lanzensseigel, Griffel-Seeigel English: Slate Pencil Urchin Category: Søpindsvin Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Cidaroida (Order) > Cidaridae (Family) > Eucidaris (Genus) > thouarsii (Species) Initial determination: (L. Agassiz & Desor, ), 1846 Occurrence: , Guadeloupe , Panama , Ecuador , North Pacific (Ocean) Californiske golf, Galapagos, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Østlige Stillehav Size: 5 cm - 16 cm Temperature: °C - 25°C Food: Alger, Koral polypper Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2015-10-17 13:42:42
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Eucidaris thouarsii (L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846)
Eucidaris thouarsii, commonly known as Slate Pencil Urchinrocky, can be found on intertidal and subtidal habitats to 140 m depht, sometimes under rocks and among Pocillopra coral branches.This species is nocturnal.
The colour is brown to very dark purple. Spins to 16 cm long and often encrusted with sponges,hydrozoa, bryozoans, tube worms and algae.
Eucidaris thouarsii feeds primarily on algae,Pocillopora and Pavona corals.This seaurchin is a favorite food of triggerfish ans large wrasses.
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Cidaris (Gymnocidaris) thouarsii
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Cidaroidea (Subclass) > Cidaroida (Order) > Cidaroidea (Superfamily) > Cidaridae (Family) > Cidarinae (Subfamily) > Eucidaris (Genus) > Eucidaris thouarsii (Species)
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