APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Echinus esculentus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common or Edible sea urchin
Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- lateral view 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- lateral view 2

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- dorsal view 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- dorsal view 2

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- pair underwater 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- ventral view 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- area around mouth 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- mouth and teeth 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- tube feet 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- spines and tube feet 1

Specimens above found on an extreme low tide amongst boulders and kelp outside Mousehole Harbour, Mousehole, Cornwall. 07.04.16.

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- underwater 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- underwater 2

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- underwater 3

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- underwater 4

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- test 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- piece of test cast ashore 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- test cast ashore 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- test cast ashore 2

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- test exterior / close-up 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- test exterior / close-up 2

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- test interior / close-up 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- underwater / in aquarium 1

Images of species taken at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Devon; and at Sennen Cove, Penwith, Cornwall. 18.09.11.

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- dorsal view juvenile 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- ventral view juvenile 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- ventral view juvenile 2

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- juvenile dorsal close-up 1

Common sea urchin
Echinus esculentus
- juvenile dorsal close-up 2

Images above of 14mm dia. juvenile specimen, found on a lobster caught in 30-40m of water off the Lizard, Cornwall, 31.07.17.

Scientific and European Names:
Echinus esculentus, Edible sea urchin, Essbarereuropaischen seeigel, Eetbare zeeappel, Oursin globuleux, Erizo aguado.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Echinus esculentus Common or Edible Sea Urchin Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.