Category of Organisms Echinoderms
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum/Division Echinodermata
Class Echinoidea
Order Diadematoida
Family Diadematidae
Genus Echinothrix
Species diadema
Binomial Name
Echinothrix diadema
Author Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name Sea urchin
Local Name  
Size Range
The Diadema Urchin (Echinothrix diadema) is a long spined urchin, with a diameter of about 8 cm.
Environment/Habitat
At tropical species, which never occurs in great numbers. it is found around large coral outcrops and beneath coral boulders.
Importance/Value
 
Resilience
 
Endemic No
Found in Marine Park Yes
Found in Malaysia Yes
Distribution
 
Morphology/Character
It is generally black in colour, and always dark. The spines are closed at the tip; the anal sac is spotted light and dark. It is active at night, hiding in crevices or under rocks at night.
Biology
Diet : Sponges, bryozoans, coral, algae and suspended matter in tidal currents.
Miscellaneaous
 
Status in IUCN Red List Unknown
Status in CITES Species Database Unknown
Researcher(s)  
Reference(s)
Ashley Miskelly, SEA URCHINS of Australia and the Indo-Pacific, Page :28
Other Link(s)
Collection Record