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Echinocardium cordatum (Heart urchin)

Synonyms: Amphidetus cordatus; Amphidetus kurtzii; Amphidetus novaezelandiae; Amphidetus zealandicus; Amphidotus cordatus; Echinocardium australe; Echinocardium caudatum; Echinocardium cordatus; Echinocardium kurtzii; Echinocardium sebae; Echinocardium stimpsonii; Echinocardium zealandicum; Echinus cordatum; Echinus cordatus; Spatangus arcuarius; Spatangus cordatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Echinocardium cordatum, or the sea potato, is a sea urchin in the family Loveniidae. It is found in sub-tidal regions in temperate seas around the world and lives buried in the sandy sea floor.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Glen Beasdale 1254 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Hams 320 England, United Kingdom  
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
TrĂ igh na Berie 380 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  



Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)[1]
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)[2]
Chimaera monstrosa (Chimaera)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[2]
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)[2]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[2]
Maja squinado (Spiny spider crab)[2]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[2]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[2]
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Yellow-striped goatfish)[1]
Pagrus auratus (White snapper)[2]
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)[2]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[2]
Pseudocaranx dentex (underjaw kingfish)[2]
Solea solea (True sole)[2]
Xyrichtys novacula (Pearly razorfish)[2]


Parasitized by 
Avagina vivipara[2]
Haplodiscus incola[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
2Jorrit 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.
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