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Groove Burrowing Urchin

Brissus unicolor


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Moved to "other" (group) :-)

Annika 5 years ago

What an unusual urchin! You've put this spotting in the "fish" category, but sea urchins are actually echinoderms (meaning "spiny skin"), and belong in the "other" category. Out of curiosity, did these skeletons wash up on the beach, or did you find them in the water?

namitha 5 years ago

Thank you so much Marta, I saw the pictures of the live ones, that's why I was confused.

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Namitha: it is because is the skeleton of the sea urchin. You can see in this link how they look like when alive :-)

namitha 5 years ago

Nice spotting. What amazes me is , where are all the spines?. It looks very much like a sea urchin fossil in my collection.

kyrhato 5 years ago

Thank you :)

alicelongmartin 5 years ago


Περιφέρεια Νοτίου Αιγαίου, Greece

Lat: 37.61, Long: 24.31

Spotted on Aug 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

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