Short-spine Urchin

Holopneustes purpurascens A. Agassiz, 1872

An urchin that features a brown test, pink spines and yellow suckers at the tips of the tube feet that extend beyond the short spines.

How to identify Holopneustes purpurascens?

What habitats does Holopneustes purpurascens live in?

Can be found amoungst the kelps and seaweeds in the intertidal areas and in shallow waters

What is the distribution of Holopneustes purpurascens?

Southern Australia including Tasmania

How big does Holopneustes purpurascens grow?

Can grow to a test diameter of around 8 cm

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