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Fellaster zelandiae

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Cake Urchin, Snapper Biscuit, Fellaster zelandiae washed up after a storm, New Zealand,2018

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lexID:
12453 
AphiaID:
414226 
Scientific:
Fellaster zelandiae 
German:
Neuseeland-Sanddollar 
English:
Cake Urchin, Snapper Biscuit, Sand-dollar Urchin 
Category:
Sjøpinnsvin 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Clypeasteroida (Order) > Clypeasteridae (Family) > Fellaster (Genus) > zelandiae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gray, ), 1855 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, New Zealand 
Sea depth:
1 - 50 Meter 
Size:
8 cm - 12 cm 
Temperature:
13°C - 20°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Detrius 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-10-01 20:31:37 

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Fellaster zelandiae (Gray, 1855)

Fellaster zelandiae , commonly known as the cake urchin or the snapper biscuit, is endemic to New Zealand. A flattened dark green disc shaped urchin. Covered with fine spines. Can be found buried in fine sand feeding on small oraganic particles.

Synonymised names:
Arachnoides zelandiae Gray, 1855 (transferred to Fellaster (type species))
Arachnoides zeylandiae Gray, 1855 (misspelling)
Fellaster zealandiae (Gray, 1855) (spelling mistake)


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