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Mesocentrotus franciscanus


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lexID:
10257 
Scientific:
Mesocentrotus franciscanus 
German:
Roter Seeigel 
English:
Giant Red Sea urchin 
Category:
Oursins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Camarodonta (Order) > Strongylocentrotidae (Family) > Mesocentrotus (Genus) > franciscanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(A. Agassiz, ), 1863 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Canada, golfe de Californie, Japon, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), pacifique du nord, Pacifique Est, USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 125 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
~ 10°C 
Food:
Detritus, algues 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-12-18 13:21:46 

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Mesocentrotus franciscanus (A. Agassiz, 1863)

Mesocentrotus franciscanus lives in shallow waters from the low-tide line to 125 m. The sea urchin's spherical body is completely covered by sharp spines. The colour can be red to dark burgundy, sometimes albino specimens are found.

The Giant Ged sea urchin feeds on kelp, algae and detritus.

Lifespan : 30 years, some specimens to be over 200 years old.

Synonyms.
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
Toxocidaris franciscana
Toxocidaris franciscanus

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Carinacea (Infraclass) > Echinacea (Superorder) > Camarodonta (Order) > Echinidea (Infraorder) > Odontophora (Superfamily) > Strongylocentrotidae (Family) > Mesocentrotus (Genus) > Mesocentrotus franciscanus (Species)

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