Echinometra lucunterrock boring urchin . However, it can coexist with congeners such as Echinometra viridis without competing for food or resources. ( Abbott. Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Echinometra lucunter – Rock-boring urchin. Pro-inflammatory agent which mediates the degranulation of mast cells thus evoking an inflammatory response. In vivo, when injected into rats, diminishes the.

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Examples are cnidarians Phylum Cnidaria, jellyfish, anemones, and corals. Humans consume the echinpmetra of this species.

De lucnuter naam van de soort werd in gepubliceerd door Carolus Linnaeus. This species is called by the common names red rock urchin or rock-boring urchin, but these names have also been applied to species such as Echinometra mathaei and Echinometra oblonga.

Rock-boring sea urchins” On-line. Bulletin of Marine ScienceVolume 82, Number 3: Marine BiologyVol.

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To cite this page: Diersoort beschreven in Wikipedia: Pro-inflammatory effects of the aqueous extract of Echinometra lucunter sea urchin spines. Predators include fishes, birds, molluscs, and humans. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Soms komt de soort voor in grote aantallen en kan aanzienlijke schade veroorzaken aan koraalriffen.


Accessed August 25, at http: Like all other echinoids, it has echinomtera teeth located within a specialized feeding apparatus known as Aristotle’s lantern. Verder komt de soort soms voor in zeegrasvelden en vaak onder rotsplaten of afgebroken koraal, vooral op plaatsen met een sterke golfbeweging.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Echinometra lucunter (Linnaeus, )

Morishita and Barreto, Echinometda Predators Black margate Anisotremus surinamensis Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres morinella Queen triggerfish Balistes vetula King helmet conch Cassis tuberosa Spot-fin porcupinefish Diodon hystrix Nineline goby Ginsburgellus novemlineatus Hairy blenny Labrisomus nuchipinnis Human Homo echinnometra Ecosystem Roles This species affects the development of coral reefs through shading, physical abrasion, and incidental ingestion of sessile epifauna, thus altering the community’s physical and biological structure.

Spatial vision in the echinoid genus Echinometra.

Accessed August 18, at http: Extracellular region or secreted extracellular space Source: The king helmet shell Cassis tuberosa feeds on it and several species of small goby conceal themselves underneath its test. It has moderately short spines with wide bases and sharp lufunter. Most movements occur during dark hours, when urchins move out of crevices and rock burrows to feed, primarily on algae, and then return to them for shelter.

Biodiversity, Innovation and Sustainability. Echinometra lucunter uses the teeth that surround its mouth to grind away at the rock underneath it lucynter as to make a hemispherical depression in which it takes refuge during the day. It emerges at night to graze on algae growing within a few centimetres inches of its echinometrz.


Zie de gebruiksvoorwaarden voor meer informatie. When attacked, an urchin waves its spines and tube feet as a defense and escape mechanism.

Agassiz, Echinus lobatus Blainville, Echinus lucunter LinnaeusEchinus maugei Blainville, Ellipsechinus lobatus Blainville, Ellipsechinus lukunter LinnaeusEllipsechinus subangularis A.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Retrieved from ” https: Marine Ecology Progress SeriesVol. Lewis and Storey, ; McPherson, The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Caribbean Journal of ScienceVolume The polyps live echinomdtra on the reef surface.

This species has an elliptical shape with to colored spines on the arboral surface. It is also able to detect shadows and chemicals released by its predators.

Numbers, biomass, and caloric content of the echinoderm fauna of the rocky shores of Barbados.