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Spatangus purpureus


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lexID:
5746 
AphiaID:
124418 
Scientific:
Spatangus purpureus 
German:
Violetter Herzigel 
English:
Purple Heart Urchin 
Category:
Oursins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Spatangoida (Order) > Spatangidae (Family) > Spatangus (Genus) > purpureus (Species) 
Initial determination:
O.F. Müller, 1776 
Occurrence:
the Isle of Man, Adria, Afrique de l'Ouest, Atlantique Est, Azores, îles britanniques, littoraux européens, Méditerranée, Mer du Nord, Mer Égée, Scandinavie 
Size:
bis zu 12cm 
Temperature:
°C - 23°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Detritus 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Spatangus altus
  • Spatangus beryl
  • Spatangus californicus
  • Spatangus capensis
  • Spatangus diomedeae
  • Spatangus luetkeni
  • Spatangus mathesoni
  • Spatangus multispinus
  • Spatangus pallidus
  • Spatangus paucituberculatus
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-15 15:02:41 

Husbandry

O.F. Müller, 1776

From Scandinavia in north Europe to the Azores on the westcoast of Africa.

Common in the North Sea.

Spatangus comprises marine heart urchins that feed on subsurface deposits and graze.

Depth: down to 900 meters.
Synonms:
Prospatangus purpureus (O.F. Müller, 1776) (unaccepted combination)
Spatagus purpureus O.F. Müller, 1776 (misspelling of genus name)
Spatangus meridionalis Risso, 1825 (subjective junior synonym)
Spatangus Regina (misspelling)
Spatangus reginae Gray, 1855 (erroneous authority (date))
Spatangus reginae Gray, 1851 (subjective junior synonym)
Spatangus spinosissimus L. Agassiz & Desor, 1847 (subjective junior synonym)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Irregularia (Infraclass) > Atelostomata (Superorder) > Spatangoida (Order) > Brissidina (Suborder) > Spatangidea (Superfamily) > Spatangidae (Family) > Spatangus (Genus)

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