Morphological Description: Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816), most dominant species along the Portuguese coast, plays an important role in ecosystem functioning. Can be found mainly in rocky habitats at different depths. It basically herbivorous and variations of available food can affect their reproduction (gametogenesis, maturation, number and size of eggs). Due to human impact to which it is subject, as a gastronomic delicacy appreciated in many countries, it is increasingly difficult to catch specimens of reasonable size, along the coast in shallow waters.
Note: Specimen embalmed with the original mandibular plates, (Lantern-of-Aristotle)
Species: Paracentrotus lividus
Author: Lamarck, 1816
Origin: Portugal - Santa Cruz 2010
Price: sold on ebay
Rarity: common/uncommon when large
Size: 48 mm x 25 mm aprox.
weight: 5 gramas
Shipping Costs: Europe 4,40 euros - Cod.paracentrotus02c
Rest of world - 6,30 euros - Cod.paracentrotus02d
Shipping time: Two to three days for Portugal and Europe. Rest of the world, about a week to anywhere. approx. (CTT Portugal Post)