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Strongylocentrotus purpuratus; Purple Urchin; (shown with Pisaster giganteus)   

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Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Purple Urchin
(shown with Pisaster giganteus)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0806 1586 (2006-08-30)

Copyright © 2006 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  1987
  • latitude 36.58650   longitude -121.90116   max error distance 6642 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Outer coast, Monterey Peninsula (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Stronglycentrotidae
  • order Echinoida
  • class Echinoidea
  • habitat  Marine
  • notes   Depth 24 m. For about two years, purple urchins denuded a localized patch of sea floor at moderate depth. We do not know why the sea otter did not prevent this localized catastrophe.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Purple Urchin (photographer)
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