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Microcyphus rousseaui Bald-patch Urchin

Microcyphus rousseauiis commonly referred to as Bald-patch Urchin. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Collector Urchin - Microcyphus rousseaui.2020


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lexID:
1064 
AphiaID:
212443 
Scientific:
Microcyphus rousseaui 
German:
Rousseaus Seeigel 
English:
Bald-patch Urchin 
Category:
Sea Urchins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Camarodonta (Order) > Temnopleuridae (Family) > Microcyphus (Genus) > rousseaui (Species) 
Initial determination:
L. Agassiz in L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846 
Occurrence:
Australia, East Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Philippines, Red Sea, Somalia, South-Africa, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
10 - 23.9 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 1.97" (3,7cm - 5,0cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Sponges 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Microcyphus annulatus
  • Microcyphus ceylanicus
  • Microcyphus compsus
  • Microcyphus excentricus
  • Microcyphus keiensis
  • Microcyphus maculatus
  • Microcyphus olivaceus
  • Microcyphus zigzag
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-03-21 19:53:39 

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Microcyphus rousseaui L. Agassiz in L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846


Synonymised names:
Microcyphus cricacanthus H.L. Clark, 1912 (subjective junior synonym)
Microcyphus decaryi Lambert, 1923 (subjective junior synonym)

Direct children (2):
Subspecies Microcyphus rousseaui purpuratus Mortensen, 1942
Variety Microcyphus rousseaui var. purpuratus Mortensen, 1942 accepted as Microcyphus rousseaui purpuratus Mortensen, 1942

External links

  1. Four notable additions to the South African echinoid fauna (Echinodermata, Echinoidea) (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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