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Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)

Synonyms: Cidaris fenestrata; Cidaris lucunter; Cidaris subangularis; Echinometra acufera; Echinometra lobatus; Echinometra michelini; Echinometra nigrina; Echinometra subangularis; Echinus acufer; Echinus lobatus; Echinus lucunter; Echinus maugei; Ellipsechinus lobatus; Ellipsechinus lukunter; Ellipsechinus subangularis; Heliocidaris castelnaudi; Heliocidaris mexicana; Toxocidaris mexicana

Wikipedia Abstract

Echinometra lucunter, the rock boring urchin, is a species of sea urchin in the family Echinometridae. It is found in very shallow parts of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
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Prey / Diet

Amphistegina gibbosa[1]
Archaias angulatus[1]
Asterigerina carinata[1]
Bigenerina irregularis[1]
Borelis melo[1]
Cyclorbiculina compressa[1]
Cymbaloporetta squammosa[1]
Eponides repandus[1]
Laevipeneroplis proteus[1]
Pyrgo sarsi[1]
Quinqueloculina bradyana[1]
Quinqueloculina seminula[1]
Quinqueloculina tricarinata[1]
Sahulia conica[1]
Siphonina pulchra[1]
Sorites marginalis[1]


Aethaloperca rogaa (Rockcod)[2]
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)[3]
Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)[1]
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)[1]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[1]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[1]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)[1]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[3]
Ginglymostoma cirratum (Sand shark)[1]
Ginsburgellus novemlineatus (Nine-lined goby)[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[1]
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)[1]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[1]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[1]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)[3]
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)[1]
Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)[1]
Scartella cristata (Molly miller)[4]
Thalassoma noronhanum (Noronha wrasse)[1]
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)[1]


Parasitized by 
Syndesmis antillarum[5]
Syndesmis collongistyla[5]
Syndesmis evelinae[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Akron Zoological Park
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium
Indianapolis Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
4Diet and trophic plasticity of an herbivorous blenny Scartella cristata of subtropical rocky shores, T. C. Mendes, R. C. Villaça and C. E. L. Ferreira, Journal of Fish Biology (2009) 75, 1816–1830
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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