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Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
02-23-2010, 01:01 PM,
#1
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
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]
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02-23-2010, 01:07 PM,
#2
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
Oops!Trying again with the links..

<a href="http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/576826025tyDMVD?vhost=home-and-garden" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/576826025tyDMVD?vhost=home-and-garden">http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/alb ... and-garden</a><!-- m --></a>

<a href="http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/576833270RRAcVy?vhost=home-and-garden" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/576833270RRAcVy?vhost=home-and-garden">http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/alb ... and-garden</a><!-- m --></a>
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02-23-2010, 04:11 PM,
#3
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
Hi there, the second looks like the Sea Potato, Echinocardium chordatum. I don't know about the first I am afraid.
Dave
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02-23-2010, 04:15 PM,
#4
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
el primero podria ser brisus unicolor Leske 1778
el segundo podria ser echinocardium cordatum pennant  1777
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02-23-2010, 04:17 PM,
#5
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
Just had a Google and the first could be Brissus unicolor.
Dave
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02-24-2010, 09:24 AM,
#6
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
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!
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02-24-2010, 09:37 AM,
#7
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
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
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02-24-2010, 10:34 AM,
#8
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
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
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02-24-2010, 03:24 PM,
#9
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
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>
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02-27-2010, 03:20 PM,
#10
Mediterrannean sea urchins ID needed
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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