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Metalia sternalis Sea Urchin

Metalia sternalisis commonly referred to as Sea Urchin. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
2232 
AphiaID:
212465 
Scientific:
Metalia sternalis 
German:
Herzseeigel 
English:
Sea Urchin 
Category:
Sea Urchins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Spatangoida (Order) > Brissidae (Family) > Metalia (Genus) > sternalis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Australia, East Africa, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Red Sea, Réunion , Tansania, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Detritus 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-17 15:40:44 

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Eats detritus, perfect for DSB-systems !

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  1. Echinoids.nl (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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