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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777) 
AphiaID: 124392

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 editorAtelostomata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangoida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrissidina > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLoveniidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardiinae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium Gray, 1825
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzeeklitUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhartegel  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsea-potatoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorheart-urchin  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroursin-coeur  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkleiner Herzigel  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]
grazer [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudanthessius sauvagei Canu, 1892 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropontius ovoides Gooding, 1957 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
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 (17 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (293 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 (52 nucleotides; 27 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 The cordiform body of the sea potato is protected by a calcite skeleton and measures up to 60 mm.
The skeleton is covered with soft spines that lie flat on the body and point towards the back. Yellowish brown in colour. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Echinocardium cordatum was mainly found near the Flemish Banks (maximum 50 ind./m2) whereas it was absent in the eastern coastal zone and near the Hinder Banks. In the 1994-2001 period the species is clearly distributed more widely: E. cordatum was only absent in the eastern coastal zone and reached densities up to 200 ind./m2. As the species lives burrowed in the sand (up to 20 cm deep) there is a real chance that the Van Veen grab fails to scoop up E. cordatum. Consequently, the species may have a broader distribution than mentioned here. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Echinocardium cordatum occurs in sediments with a wide range of grain sizes (median grain size up to 650 Ám), but clearly prefers sediments with a median grain size of 200 to 300 Ám (relative occurrence ▒ 40%). The species is only found in sediments with a low mud content (< 20%). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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Skeleton heart-urchin
Skeleton heart-urchin
Donegal beach - buncrana
Donegal beach - buncrana
Zeeklit
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Zeeklitten
Zeeklitten
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124392
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2006-07-18 06:32:47Z  changed  Camba Reu, Cibran
2010-03-19 14:42:39Z  changed  Kroh, Andreas
2013-08-26 18:24:18Z  changed  Kroh, Andreas
  
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  Citation: Kroh, A. (2014). Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777). 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=124392 on 2014-09-16