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Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis is commonly known as the green sea urchin because of its characteristic green color. It is commonly found in northern waters all around the world including both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans to a northerly latitude of 81 degrees and as far south as the Puget Sound (Washington State) and England. The average adult size is around 50 mm (2 in), but it has been recorded at a diameter of 87 mm (3.4 in). The green sea urchin prefers to eat seaweeds but will eat other organisms. They are eaten by a variety of predators, including sea stars, crabs, large fish, mammals, birds, and humans.
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Attributes

Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Coastal
Diet [1]  Omnivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Carcinus maenas (green crab)1

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Echinomermella matsi <Unverified Name>[10]
Pelseneeria stylifera[2]
Syndesmis inconspicua[10]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
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.
3Foods and predators of the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis in Newfoundland waters, J. H. HIMMELMAN and D. H. STEELE, Marine Biology 9, 315-322 (1971)
4A seventeen-year study of the rose star Crossaster papposus population in a coastal bay in southeast Alaska, H. R. Carlson and C. A. Pfister, Marine Biology (1999) 133: 223-230
5CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
6Wootton, J. Timothy. "Estimates and tests of per capita interaction strength: diet, abundance, and impact of intertidally foraging birds." Ecological Monographs 67.1 (1997): 45+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010
7del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
8The diet of king eiders wintering in Nuuk, Southwest Greenland, with reference to sympatric wintering common eiders, Flemming R. Merkel, Anders Mosbech, Sarah E. Jamieson, Knud Falk, Polar Biology Volume 30, Number 12, 1593-1597 (2007)
9DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND FEEDING HABITS OF THE CUNNER, TAUTOGOLABRUS ADSPERSUS, A STOMACHLESS FISH, LABBISH NING CHAO, FISHERY BULLETIN: VOL. 71. NO.2, 1973 p. 565-586
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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