Pea urchin

Description
Pea urchins are named for their size - the reach just 1cm across. They are common around the UK’s coasts and usually bury themselves in sand and gravel. When live they have a covering of short spines.
Accession Loan No.
24/2022/9
Collection Class
Echinoderms
Common Name
pea urchin
Simple Name
echinoderm
Full Name
FIBULARIIDAE: Echinocyamus pusillus: pea urchin
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Nichols, Professor David (from the collection of): Galbraith, Mr William [Bill]
Collection County
Majorca
Collection Country
Spain
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ECHINODERMATA
Family
FIBULARIIDAE
Genus
Echinocyamus
Species
pusillus

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