Thorny Sea Urchin

Goniocidaris tubaria (Lamarck, 1816)

Some individuals with thorns that may be very long and with spines terminating in thorny "crowns". Others show little more than an irregular surface with a few small stubs. The spines are usually densely covered with algae and marine growths.

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What habitats does Goniocidaris tubaria live in?

Subtidal areas, on coarse rubble and shellgrit-covered sea floor, to depths greater than 300m

What is the distribution of Goniocidaris tubaria?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Goniocidaris tubaria grow?

Test diameter up to 4 cm

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