Banded Urchin or Double-spined Urchin
Photo by Gerick Bergsma
Banded urchins are distinguishable by their two types of spines. Long, stout spines alternate with shorter, sharp spines that easily puncture skin.
|Banded Sea Urchins are found throughout the Indopacific.|
|Inhabit reef flats and lagoons.|
|Banded Urchins feed on algae by scraping rocks and other hard surfaces with their five teeth.|
|Small fish (often cardinalfish) frequently hide among banded urchin spines for protection.|
- Moorea Biocode Database