Loveniidae

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Loveniidae
Echinocardium cordatum.jpg
Echinocardium cordatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Class: Echinoidea
Order: Spatangoida
Family: Loveniidae
Lambert, 1905
Genera

See text.

Loveniidae is a family of heart urchins in the order Spatangoida.

Description and characteristics[edit]

Test of an Echinocardium cordatum, orale face.

These sea urchins are called "heart urchins" due to their specific shape, looking like a heart when seen from below (more or less depending on the genus). The mouth is located between the two cheecks, and the anus below the tip.

Genera[edit]

According to WoRMS :



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