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Phyllacanthus imperialis Pencil urchin, Sputnik urchin

Phyllacanthus imperialisis commonly referred to as Pencil urchin, Sputnik 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 400 Liter is recommended.


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Imperial Sea Urchin (Phyllacanthus imperialis) Nudi Falls, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, INDONESIA 2009


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lexID:
728 
AphiaID:
179611 
Scientific:
Phyllacanthus imperialis 
German:
Lanzenseeigel 
English:
Pencil Urchin, Sputnik Urchin 
Category:
Sea Urchins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Cidaroida (Order) > Cidaridae (Family) > Phyllacanthus (Genus) > imperialis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Australia, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua, Raja Amat, Red Sea, Tansania, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, Zanzibar 
Sea depth:
25 - 77 Meter 
Size:
2.76" - 3.54" (7cm - 9cm) 
Temperature:
24,8 °F - 25,7 °F (24,8°C - 25,7°C) 
Food:
Invertebrates, Sponges 
Tank:
87.99 gal (~ 400L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-19 13:10:37 

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Phyllacanthus imperialis (Lamarck, 1816)

Diet: invertebrates and sponges. This sea urchin is nocturnal.

Synonymised names:
Cidaris (Phyllacanthus) imperialis (Lamarck, 1816) (transferred to Phyllacanthus)
Cidaris fustigera (A. Agassiz, 1963) (unaccepted combination)
Cidaris imperialis (Lamarck, 1816) (transferred to Phyllacanthus)
Cidaris imperialis fustigera (A. Agassiz, 1863) (subjective junior synonym)
Cidarites imperialis Lamarck, 1816
Leiocidaris imperialis (Lamarck, 1816)
Phyllacanthus fustigera A. Agassiz, 1863 (subjective junior synonym)
Phyllacanthus fustigerus A. Agassiz, 1863 (incorrect original spelling (mandatory changed according to ICZN 4th Ed. Article 31.2.))
Rhabdocidaris imperialis (Lamarck, 1816) (transferred to Phyllacanthus)

External links

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

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