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Green Rock-boring Urchin

Echnometra viridis


Photo take at -30 ft on a coral reef under a flat rock, this small urchin about 3 cm diameter very common in this area hide from the sunlight during the day at night become very active. Beautiful brown-red color it can grow about 8 cm diameter.The body of this species is elliptical in outline, not round. The spines are short, thick and sharply pointed. The color of the body is usually reddish to maroon. The smaller spines and the base of the major ones usually light brown with a reddish tinge. The rest of the major spines are green with a violet tip. The larger spines may have a light ring around the base. Size: Body up to 5 cm. Spines up to 3 cm.


Found on rocky bottoms and hangover on the reef found from Florida all the Caribbean , Central America to north Brazil.


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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Thanks Tibiprada :)

tibiprada 5 years ago

Uchh! gorgeous spotting.


Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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