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Sea Urchins

Echinoidea

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Echinoidea (Sea Urchins) is a group of echinoderms. There are 4139 species of sea urchins, in 864 genera and 144 families. This group has been around since the Middle Ordovician Epoch. Sea Urchins form shallow marine sediments. They are omnivores. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is dioecious.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 27 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of sea urchins. View this species on GBIF

sea urchins Habitats

The environments in which many sea urchins species are known to live. Select an environment to see its sea urchins species checklist.

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Sea Urchin Habitats

The environments in which many sea urchins species are known to live. Select an environment to see its sea urchins species checklist.