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Purple-spined Sea Urchin

Arbacia punctulata


Small, round organism. Normally covered in purplish-brown spines. Underside reveals a small mouth in the center. This species feeds primarily on algae.


Sea shore. Montauk Point, New York.


Found washed up on the beach, deceased.

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Montauk, New York, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2014
Submitted on May 30, 2014

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