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Echinus esculentus   Linnaeus, 1758

European edible sea urchin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Echinus esculentus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Echinoidea | Echinoida | Echinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harms, J. 1993. (Ref. 2711)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 17.6 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 101443); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 101443)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 96312)

Climate / Range

Temperate, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic: Norway, Germany and England.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on the upper subtidal, and intertidally on low spring tides from depths of 0 to 100 meters. They graze and feed on a variety of plant and animal material (Ref. 96312). Small eggs, seasonally produced, spawning varies with latitude (Ref. 96312).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown