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Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Purple Sea Urchin
Photographer: Ron Wolf

ID: 0000 0000 0211 1650 (2011-02-14)

Copyright © 2011 Ron Wolf

  • date of photo  Dec 6, 2006
  • location   Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Moss Beach (San Mateo County, California, US)
  • family Strongylocentrotidae
  • order Echinoida
  • class Echinoidea
  • habitat  intertidal
  • notes   Juvenile. The spines will turn purple as the organism matures.
  • keywords: Pacific
  • camera   Canon 40D, 180mm macro, f/11, 1/200 sec.
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Purple Sea Urchin
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Simon J. Tonge    Mar 16, 2018

    Action: changed name from "Stronglyocentrotus purpuratus" to "Strongylocentrotus purpuratus "

    Reviewer's comments:

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