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Paracentrotus lividus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order: Camarodonta
Family: Parechinidae
Mortensen, 1903b [1]
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The Parechinidae are a family of sea urchins in the class Echinoidea.


All camarodonts have imperforate tubercles and compound ambulacral plates. In addition, the characteristics of the parechinids include the interambulacral plates being densely covered with tubercles with many subequal tubercles, and the buccal notches being insignificant in size. The globiferous pedicellariae between the spines have widely open blades each with many lateral teeth.[2]



  1. ^ a b Parechinidae World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  2. ^ The Echinoid Directory The Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2011-08-25.