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Common Sea Urchin

Echinus esculentus Linnaeus 1758

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Echinus esculentus (Common Sea Urchin) is a species of echinoderms in the family Echinidae. They are listed as near threatened by IUCN. Dead Common Sea Urchin form shallow marine sediments. They are omnivores. Individuals can grow to 20 cm. 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 common sea urchin. View this species on GBIF