Diadema setosum   (Leske,  1778) (Sea Urchin)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order:
Family:Diadematidae

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Description
Color: Black, red ring around anus and white spot over each genital pore.


Synonym (s)
Echinometra setosa Leske, 1778
Diadema setosum f. depressa Dollfus & Roman, 1981
Centrechinus (Diadema) setosus (Leske, 1778)
Centrostephanus setosum (Leske, 1778)
Cidaris (Diadema) tenuispina Philippi, 1845
Cidarites diadema (Gmelin, 1788)
Diadema lamarcki (Gmelin, 1788)
Diadema nudum A. Agassiz, 1863
Diadema saxatile (Linnaeus, 1758)
Diadema setosa (Leske, 1778)
Diadema turcarum Schynvoet, 1711
Echinometra setosa Rumphius, 1705
Echinometra setosa Rumphius, 1705
Echinus diadema Gmelin, 1788
Echinus saxatilis Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Coastal
Prey:  Algae

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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