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Erizo violáceo

Sphaerechinus granularis


S. granularis es un erizo de mar grande, que llega a medir 15 cm de diámetro. Las púas son largas y macizas, de hasta 2 cm, de color violáceo también, con puntas redondeadas, de color blanco. En algunos ejemplares, toda la púa es blanca. --------- S. granularis is a large sea urchin, somewhat flattened dorsally and growing to fifteen centimetres in diameter. There are two distinct colour forms. The test is purple in both but one has purple spines and the other white. The spines are short and blunt, all the same length, and arranged neatly in rows.


Fondos rocosos Mediterráneo. S. granularis is found in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from the Channel Islands south to Cape Verde and the Gulf of Guinea. It favours sheltered locations and lives on rocks covered with seaweed or gravelly substrates


Se cubre de algas (en el caso de la foto con Padina pavonica) para protegerse del intenso sol. ------ They use seaweeds (Padina pavonica in this case) to protect themselves from the sun. La Azohía

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rhonabloxsom 9 years ago

Fantastic photos :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Isabela, felicidades atrasadas. Bonito erizo :-)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

great spotting.... Congratulations......

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Isabela!!!!

Great series Isabela,congrats on the well deserved SOITD and thanks for sharing

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

congratulations on a wonderful SOTD!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Congratulations Isabela :)

arlanda 9 years ago

Enhorabuena Isabela

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

Felicidades, hermana. Un gran trabajo y un merecido premio.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Congratulations, Isabella!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Congrats Isabela!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Congratulations Isabela!

Isabela 9 years ago

Mil gracias por vuestros comentarios. Thank you so much for your comments. And thank you for choosing it as Spotting of the Day.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Fantastic spotting, Isabela - Congratulations !!

ChangChunhui 9 years ago


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Mark Ridgway 9 years ago


Yasser 9 years ago

Isabel, congratulations for earning a Spotting of the Day with this colorful observation! Many people might not know that you are one of our earliest members having joined us back in 2010! You were also the very first Project Noah member to pass 1,000 spottings :) I thought I'd add a bit of PN history to this Spotting of the Day and thank you for keeping us in your heart for so many years. Congrats again!


lori.tas 9 years ago

Nice one Isabela.

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Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
Submitted on Jul 15, 2014

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