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Snell's Beach, Warkworth, Northland, NZ. inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
Snell's Beach, Warkworth, Northland, NZ. inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Echinocardium cordatum Pennant, 1777

Classification:Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Spatangoida (Order) > Loveniidae (Family) > Echinocardium (Genus)
Family:LOVENIIDAE
Size/Grows to:50mm
Distribution:Widespread 3-300 metres, around New Zealand and Australia, north and south Pacific, the Atlantic, and Mediterranean, but discontinuously. Not found in tropical seas
Geographical Range:[ACFMAn]
Notes:
Heart Urchin
 
References and Publications:
  • Mills, S., Neill, K., Anderson, O., Davey, N. 2017: Extraordinary Echinoderms. A guide to the echinoderms of New Zealand. Version 2, Niwa Guides (p.61)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.