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Family: Temnopleuridae (See list of species below)

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31 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amblypneustes elevatus
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Desmechinus anomalus
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Desmechinus rufus
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Desmechinus versicolor
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Holopneustes inflatus
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Mespilia globulus
[globular sea urchin]
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Microcyphus ceylanicus
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Prionechinus forbesianus
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Pseudechinus flemingi
[Fleming’s urchin]
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Pseudechinus magellanicus
[little pink urchin]
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Pseudechinus variegatus
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Salmaciella dussumieri
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Salmacis belli
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Salmacis bicolor
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Salmacis sphaeroides
[green-spined salmacis]
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Salmacis virgulata
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Temnopleurus alexandri
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Temnopleurus apodus
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Temnopleurus decipiens
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Temnopleurus hardwicki
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Temnopleurus hardwickii
[hardwick's sea urchin]
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Temnopleurus michaelseni
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Temnopleurus reevesi
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Temnopleurus reevesii
[reeve's sea urchin]
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Temnopleurus toreumaticus
[striped spine sea urchin]
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Temnotrema bothryoides
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Temnotrema maculatum
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Temnotrema reticulatum
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Temnotrema sculptum
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Temnotrema siamense
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Temnotrema xishaensis
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31 Species of Family Temnopleuridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amblypneustes elevatus Indo-West Pacific
Desmechinus anomalus Northwest Pacific
Desmechinus rufus Western Central Pacific
Desmechinus versicolor Western Central Pacific
Holopneustes inflatus Eastern Indian Ocean
Mespilia globulus globular sea urchin Indo-Pacific. 5 WD
Microcyphus ceylanicus Western Pacific
Prionechinus forbesianus Western Central Pacific
Pseudechinus flemingi Fleming’s urchin Southwest Pacific
Pseudechinus magellanicus little pink urchin Antarctic Indian Ocean, S
Pseudechinus variegatus Southwest Pacific
Salmaciella dussumieri Western Central Pacific
Salmacis belli Indo-Pacific. 10 WD
Salmacis bicolor Western Central Pacific
Salmacis sphaeroides green-spined salmacis Indo-West Pacific
Salmacis virgulata Western Central Pacific
Temnopleurus alexandri Indo-West Pacific
Temnopleurus apodus Northwest Pacific
Temnopleurus decipiens Western Pacific
Temnopleurus hardwicki Western Pacific
Temnopleurus hardwickii hardwick's sea urchin Western Pacific
Temnopleurus michaelseni Eastern Indian Ocean
Temnopleurus reevesi Western Central Pacific
Temnopleurus reevesii reeve's sea urchin Northwest Pacific
Temnopleurus toreumaticus striped spine sea urchin Indo-West Pacific.
Temnotrema bothryoides Western Central Pacific
Temnotrema maculatum Northwest Pacific
Temnotrema reticulatum Western Central Pacific
Temnotrema sculptum Western Central Pacific
Temnotrema siamense Western Central Pacific
Temnotrema xishaensis Northwest Pacific



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