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Metalia spatagus   (Linnaeus, 1758)


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Metalia spatagus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Echinoidea | Spatangoida | Brissidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 800); common length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 800)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 130 m (Ref. 81020)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Philippines, New Caledonia and Pitcairn.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow waters to a depth of 130 m. Inhabits sandy area and can also be seen crawling on surfaces during low tide (Ref. 800). 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

  Harmless

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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown