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Lovenia elongata 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.


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Lovenia elongata, Zanzibar 2016


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lexID:
13114 
AphiaID:
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-06-19 20:16:58 

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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.

Synonymised names:
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)

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wild Singapore Homepage (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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