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Species List for Family: Echinidae
Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Echinoidea (Class) > Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Camarodonta (Order) > Echinidae (Family)
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  • Family: Echinidae

  • Dermechinus horridus (A. Agassiz, 1879)
    130mm, Marine
    From 200-1200 metres KACFMAn
  • Echinus multidentatus H.L. Clark, 1925
    Marine, Spines solid, length to a maximum about equal to test diameter. Test and spine colour variable but usually pink, cream, or light brown; spine tips darker
    Widespread in deep water, all around New Zealand and southeastern Australia. Especially abundant on the south Chatham Rise ACFMAn
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