Description Sea-urchins of the Order Diadematoidea which have ambulacral plates with 3 or more pairs of tube foot pores. The jaws of the globiferous pedicellariae have one or two pairs of teeth below the single terminal mouth.
There are 4 representatives of this family in the North Sea: - Psammechinus miliaris - Echinus elegans - Echinus esculentus - Echinus acutus
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Echinodermata Class Echinoidea Order Diadematoidea Family Echinidae
Scientific synonyms and common names
Vernacular name True Sea-urchins (UK)
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