Except for a few species which inhabit brackish waters, all echinoderms are benthic organisms found in marine environments. Echinoderms inhabit depths ranging from shallow waters at tide lines to the deep sea.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; tropical ; polar ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: brackish water
Other Habitat Features: intertidal or littoral
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- University of Alabama Center for Communication and Educational Technology, 2000. "Phylum Echinodermata – echinoderms" (On-line). Accessed January 16, 2005 at http://www.ccet.ua.edu/expedition/scsstarsurcbrit.htm.