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The black sea urchin, also called a long-spined sea urchin, is the most abundant and important herbivore on the coral reefs of the western Atlantic and Caribbean basin. When the population of these sea urchins is at a healthy level, they are the main grazers which prevent algae overgrowth of the reef

Diadema antillarum (black sea urchin)

The black sea urchin, also called a long-spined sea urchin, is the most abundant and important herbivore on the coral reefs of the western Atlantic and Caribbean basin. When the population of these sea urchins is at a healthy level, they are the main grazers which prevent algae overgrowth of the reef

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Diadema antillarum (black sea urchin)

Front view illustration of a Long Spined Urchin. It is found in the Indo-Pacific region, in dark reef up to 30 ft deep. It is active at night, hiding in crevices or under rocks at night

Echinothrix diadema (Long Spined Urchin)

Front view illustration of a Long Spined Urchin. It is found in the Indo-Pacific region, in dark reef up to 30 ft deep. It is active at night, hiding in crevices or under rocks at night

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Echinothrix diadema (Long Spined Urchin)

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Seastar 1

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Seastar 2

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