Echinoidea | Temnopleuroida
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 81020)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: China to Solomon Islands and Australia.
Maximum spine length: 1.5 cm. Inhabits shallow seagrass beds but can also be found at depths 90 m. Covers itself with debris or shells for camouflage purposes (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)
Threat to humans
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