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Meoma ventricosa   (Lamarck, 1816)

red heart urchin

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

Echinoidea | Spatangoida | Brissidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 2 - 200 m (Ref. 415), usually 7 - ? m (Ref. 86574)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Costa Rica and Panama; throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 83942. This is an epibenthic species found in coral reefs and seagrass areas with soft bottoms (Ref. 83942), coarse sand and shell hash to depth 200 m (Ref. 415), and Thalassia beds (Ref. 86574). Feeds on sandy substrate (Ref. 111334). Members of the class Echinoidea are gonochoric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, eggs are held either on the peristome, around the periproct or deep into the concavities on the petaloids. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (echinoplateus) and live for several months before they sink to the bottom using their tube feet to adhere on the ground where they metamorphose into young urchins (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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