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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776) 
AphiaID: 124273

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinozoa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinoidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuechinoidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrregularia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeognathostomata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClypeasteroida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScutellina > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLaganiformes > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocyamidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocyamus
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocyamus van Phelsum, 1774
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzeeboontje  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgreen urchin  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZwergseeigel  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
Feedingtypes  carnivore [details]
deposit feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (281 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (3 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Echinocyamus pusillus is a small sea urchin with an oval, flattened body measuring up to 15 mm long. The calcite skeleton is completely covered with fine short spines and coloured grey to greenish. Specimens become completely green when injured, a characteristic the species shares with some other sea urchin species. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Echinocyamus pusillus occurred outside the near-coastal zone in both periods. In the 1994-2001 period the species was furthermore observed a number of times in the western coastal zone. Maximum density is 400 ind./m2 (1994-2001 period). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Echinocyamus pusillus has a preference for medium to coarse-grained sand (median grain size: > 200 µm) and reaches an optimum in sediments with a median grain size of 500-550 µm (relative occurrence: 30%). The species furthermore prefers sediments with a low mud content (maximum 10%). [details]
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Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776)
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124273
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2010-09-25 21:07:08Z  changed  Kroh, Andreas
  
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  Citation: Kroh, A. (2014). Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776). In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2014) World Echinoidea Database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124273 on 2014-10-22