Lovenia heart urchin
Lovenia elongatais commonly referred to as Lovenia heart urchin. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 13114 AphiaID: 0 Scientific: Lovenia elongata German: Lovenia-Herzseeigel English: Lovenia Heart Urchin Category: Sea Urchins Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Spatangoida (Order) > Loveniidae (Family) > Lovenia (Genus) > elongata (Species) Initial determination: (Gray, ), 1845 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Arabian Sea, Australia, China, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, India, Indian Ocean, Japan, Madagascar, Mozambique, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , South-Africa, Tansania, Zanzibar Sea depth: 0 - 94 Meter Size: 1.57" - 3.15" (4,6cm - 8,5cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 78.8 °F (22°C - 26°C) Food: Carnivore, Detritus Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2020-06-19 19:54:58
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Lovenia elongata (Gray, 1845)
Lovenia elongata ist a 6-8cm long. Body teardrop-shaped. Sparse long spines which are banded, with many shorter spines covering the body.
It can use these spines to burrow and to move around quite rapidly, as Mei Lin's video clip (below) shows. Overall colour dark rose pink.
Lorenia elongata (Gray, 1845) (misspelling)
Lovenia hystrix Desor in L. Agassiz & Desor, 1847 (subjective junior synonym)
Spatangus elongata Gray, 1845 (incorrect declination of species name)
Spatangus elongatus Gray, 1845 (transferred to Lovenia)
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