Purple sea urchin

Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Valenciennes, 1846)

A dome shaped test (body) with long spines coloured from mauve,brown, green, or white. This is the most common species of sea urchin in temprate waters

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What habitats does Heliocidaris erythrogramma live in?

In crevices on rocky shores, to depth of about 3 m

What is the distribution of Heliocidaris erythrogramma?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Heliocidaris erythrogramma grow?

Can grow to around 90mm

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