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Sea urchin


Sea urchins or urchins are small, spiny, globular animals with round spiny shell, typically from 3 to 10 cm across. Common colors include black and dull shades of green, olive, brown, purple, and red. They feed mostly on algae. Their "roe" is a delicacy in many cuisines. The name "urchin" is an old name for the round spiny hedgehogs that sea urchins resemble.

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Cagayan, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 29, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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