Sea potato

Description
Sea potatoes are a kind of sea urchin. These have been preserved in alcohol and are part of the Sladen collection. The label in this jar reads: ‘Cumbrae, west coast of Scotland.W.P.S. 1880.’
Accession Loan No.
263/1903/B/48
Collection Class
Echinoderms
Common Name
sea potato
Simple Name
sea-urchin
Full Name
ECHINODERMATA; ECHINOIDEA; Euechinoidea; Spatangoida; Loveniidae; Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant)
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Sladen, Mr Walter Percy (from the collection of)
Collection Town
Cumbrae
Collection Country
United Kingdom: Scotland
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ECHINODERMATA
Family
LOVENIIDAE
Genus
Echinocardium cordatum
Species
cordatum

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