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Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - arcana - 02-23-2010

I have these 2 tests of sea urchins and i think i have narrowed it down to what i believe are Brissus and Echinocardium species.However i can't actually tell the difference from pictures on the net between the species of each genus.If anyone is familiar with them i appreciate any help..

Mark.

[URL=http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/576826025tyDMVD?vhost=home-and-garden]

[URL=http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/576833270RRAcVy?vhost=home-and-garden]


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - arcana - 02-23-2010

Oops!Trying again with the links..

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Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - dave r - 02-23-2010

Hi there, the second looks like the Sea Potato, Echinocardium chordatum. I don't know about the first I am afraid.
Dave


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - xbonet - 02-23-2010

el primero podria ser brisus unicolor Leske 1778
el segundo podria ser echinocardium cordatum pennant  1777


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - dave r - 02-23-2010

Just had a Google and the first could be Brissus unicolor.
Dave


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - arcana - 02-24-2010

Actually i have also some other possibilities like Echinocardium mediterraneum, E.fenauxi and Brissus latecarinatus.All these look more or less the same to my untrained eye.lol!


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - dave r - 02-24-2010

Found this website, it is in French but looks quite useful
<a href="http://www.snv.jussieu.fr/bmedia/aimar2/index.htm" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.snv.jussieu.fr/bmedia/aimar2/index.htm">http://www.snv.jussieu.fr/bmedia/aimar2/index.htm</a><!-- m --></a>
Dave


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - arcana - 02-24-2010

Paul i just signed up on ECHINODERM-L list and waiting approval.I will redirect my link there.Meanwhile i'm trying to freshen up my French lol!Very useful site indeed Dave.If only the pics had better resolution..

Thanks for all the input guys.I'll let you know what they turn out to be.

Mark


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - paul monfils - 02-24-2010

Are you aware of the ECHINODERM-L list serve - the echinoderm equivalent of CONCH-L?  I have only made use of it a few times over the years, but have always gotten help there.

I posted the link here but for some reason it doesn't work.  However, if you Google "ECHINODERM-L" you can find it.

.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2010-02-24 06:28:10 --</span>


Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed - arcana - 02-27-2010

Can a member of the ECHINODERM-L list please post the link with my pics cause i seem to be unable to get signed up to the list.I have request pending for 4 days now and when i try to contact the owner i get a mail-failure <img src="images/smiley/frown.gif" alt="" border="0" />(


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