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.
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:
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Last edit: 2017-11-19 13:10:37
Phyllacanthus imperialis (Lamarck, 1816)
Diet: invertebrates and sponges. This sea urchin is nocturnal.
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)
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