Echinoidea | Spatangoida | Brissidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 800)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 45 m (Ref. 800)
Climate / Range
Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific, except Arabian Sea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Occurs in shallow sandy areas at depths of 0 to 45 m. Found buried under the sand. Feeds on plants and small invertebrates found between sand particles (Ref. 800). Members of the class Echinoidea are gonochoric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, eggs are held either on the peristome, around the periproct or deep into the concavities on the petaloids. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (echinoplateus) and live for several months before they sink to the bottom using their tube feet to adhere on the ground where they metamorphose into young urchins (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)