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Purple Sea Urchin

Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Stimpson 1857)

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Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchin) is a species of echinoderms in the family Strongylocentrotidae. They are native to Pacific Ocean. Dead Purple Sea Urchin form shallow marine sediments. They are omnivores. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Purple sea urchin. View this species on GBIF