Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Depth range based on 8 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 8 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 182 - 700
  Temperature range (°C): 10.509 - 14.423
  Nitrate (umol/L): 7.522 - 17.703
  Salinity (PPS): 35.496 - 35.996
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.401 - 5.420
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.415 - 1.027
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.861 - 8.373

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 182 - 700

Temperature range (°C): 10.509 - 14.423

Nitrate (umol/L): 7.522 - 17.703

Salinity (PPS): 35.496 - 35.996

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.401 - 5.420

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.415 - 1.027

Silicate (umol/l): 2.861 - 8.373
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Echinus melo

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Echinus melo

Melon sea urchin, Echinus melo, is a species of sea urchin in the family Echinidae.

Description[edit]

This species grows up to 17 cm (7 in) in diameter. It is spherical or slightly cone-shaped, and the colour of the test is mainly pinkish, yellowish, or greenish-yellow, and banded with white and pale brown, giving it a segmented appearance. The long primary spines are few in number and olive green with pale tips. They grow in a single row on each ambulacral plate. The much shorter secondary spines are yellowish green and are densely packed in several rows.[2] The test is .

Distribution[edit]

The melon sea urchin is found in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and the Bay of Biscay, and occasionally as far north as Ireland and Cornwall.[1][2]

Biology[edit]

E. melo is mainly a herbivore, grazing on algae, but it also consumes small invertebrates.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Echinus melo Lamarck, 1816 World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  2. ^ a b Echinus melo European Marine Life. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  3. ^ Melon sea urchin (Echinus melo) Ustica Diving Resort. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
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