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Purple Heart Urchin

Spatangus purpureus O. F. Müller 1776

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Spatangus purpureus (Purple Heart Urchin) is a species of echinoderms in the family Spatangidae. Dead Purple Heart Urchin form shallow marine sediments. They are bioturbators. Individuals can grow to 120 mm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 14 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of purple heart urchin. View this species on GBIF