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Tripneustes gratilla

Linnaeus, 1758

Priest-Hat urchin

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Tripneustes gratilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms :
Classification : Echinoidea [ Leske, 1778 ] ( Urchins )
 
Name : Oursin bonnet de pr?tre
Name : Priest-Hat urchin
Parson's hat urchin
Collector Urchin
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Family Toxopneustidae. To about five inches in diameter overall. A specimen in the Red Sea at night.
Possible confusions
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
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Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
Toxic to the touch to sea life.
Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral

Sand
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Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Hawaii.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://v.tomeno.free.fr/mer_rouge/mai2001/oursin.htm
http://web.infinito.it/utenti/s/scubabob/Rosso2/riccio01.html
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/rsrfslp4.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 3/02/2003

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 03/02/2003


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