Sea Urchins (Echinoidea)
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All sea urchins are benthic, and the majority of species feed on algae. There are ca. 950 species grouped in ten orders.

 

Diadematoida
 
Diadematidae (Long-spined Urchins)
 
Long-spined Urchin (Diadema antillarum)
 
Camarodonta
 
Echinometridae (Sea Urchins)
 
Rock Boring Urchin (Echinometra cf. lucunter)
 
Reef Urchin (Echinometra viridis)
 
Toxopneustidae (Globular Urchins)
 
Variegated Sea Urchin (Lytechinus variegatus)
 
West Indian Sea Egg (Tripneustes ventricosus)
 
Spatangoida
 
Brissidae (Heart Urchins)
 
Red Heart Urchin (Meoma ventricosa)
 
Cidaroida
 
Cidaridae (Cidaroid Sea Urchins)
 
Slate-pencil Urchin (Eucidaris tribuloides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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