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Eucidaris metularia   (Lamarck, 1816)

ten-lined Urchin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Eucidaris metularia   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Echinoidea | Cidaroida | Cidaridae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 570 m (Ref. 81020).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 800)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum length used: disc diameter. Maximum cylindrical spine length: 3.0 cm (Ref. 800). Occurs on coral reefs and rubble areas at depths of 0 to 40 m. Feeds on calcareous algae, sponges and bryozoans (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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.8 - 26.6, mean 21.1 (based on 353 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown