Purple sea urchin can grow up to 3 inches (7 cm) across and are found in the Pacific from Vancouver Island to Isla Cedra, Baja California and are prey to sea otters (among others). Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

Purple sea urchin can grow up to 3 inches (7 cm) across and are found in the Pacific from Vancouver Island to Isla Cedra, Baja California and are prey to sea otters (among others). Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-01-26
AlbumFauna > Echinoderms
TypePhoto
Dimensions610 x 624
Filesize419 kB
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LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionBen Fertig, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)