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Echinocardium flavescens

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Echinocardium flavescens © Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland,Bild aus der Adria

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lexID:
6530 
AphiaID:
124394 
Scientific:
Echinocardium flavescens 
German:
Nordischer Herzigel 
English:
Yellow Sea Potata , Heart Urchin 
Category:
Oursins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Spatangoida (Order) > Loveniidae (Family) > Echinocardium (Genus) > flavescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(O.F. Müller, ), 1776 
Occurrence:
Adria, Atlantique Est, Atlantique nord, Azores, îles britanniques, Méditerranée, Mer Baltique, Mer du Nord 
Size:
5 cm - 9 cm 
Temperature:
10°C - 25°C 
Food:
Detritus 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-12-20 19:47:04 

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Echinocardium flavescens (O.F. Müller, 1776)

The Yellow Seapotato is a yellow heart-shaped urchin.The size is up to 9,0 cm.The hart urchin lives buried in sand,gravel or muddy sand. Its spines are shorter than by sea urchins and look more like hair than spines.It feeds on organic waste.

Other heart urchins are similar.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) >Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Irregularia (Infraclass) > Atelostomata (Superorder) > Spatangoida (Order) > Brissidina (Suborder) > Spatangidea (Superfamily) > Loveniidae (Family) > Echinocardiinae (Subfamily) > Echinocardium (Genus)

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