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Echinocardium cordatum


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lexID:
5761 
AphiaID:
124392 
Scientific:
Echinocardium cordatum 
German:
Gemeiner Herzseeigel, Gewöhnlicher Herzseeigel 
English:
Cardiac Sea Potato 
Category:
Oursins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Spatangoida (Order) > Loveniidae (Family) > Echinocardium (Genus) > cordatum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pennant, ), 1777 
Occurrence:
Circumglobal, Mozambique, Adria, Afrique du Sud, Atlantique Est, Atlantique nord, Australie, Azores, Corée, Espagne, îles britanniques, Japon, littoraux européens, Méditerranée, Mer du Nord, Mer Égée, Nouvelle Zélande, Scandinavie 
Size:
6 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 27°C 
Food:
Detritus 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-18 21:49:09 

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(Pennant, 1777)

Depending on the temperature, the species digs a few centimetres to about 20 cm deep into the Sediment.

Occurs in sediments with a wide range of grain sizes (median grain size up to 650 μm), but clearly prefers sediments with a median grain size of 200 to 300 μm

Depth range 0 - 230 meters

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