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Echinocardium cordatum Pennant, 1777Species Images
Snell's Beach, Warkworth, Northland, NZ. inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
Snell's Beach, Warkworth, Northland, NZ. inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
Echinocardium cordatum Pennant, 1777
Phylum: Echinodermata
This is not a Mollusc. Other non-Molluscan Phyla (Echinodermata, Brachiopoda etc) have been included to help identify species that may be mistaken for Mollusca, but are not.
Classification:
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Spatangoida (Order) > Loveniidae (Family) > Echinocardium (Genus) > cordatum (Species)
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, Marine
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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 approximation 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
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil