Paracentrotus lividus

Lamarck, 1815

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: embalmed specimen, with the original spines

Species: Paracentrotus lividus

Author: Lamarck, 1816

Origin: Portugal - Santa Cruz 2010

Price: On sale on ebay :  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paracentrotus-lividus-dragoshells-jp-Portugal-/221193930650?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33802f879a

Rarity: common/uncommon when large

Grade: f+++/gem

Size: 56 mm x 30 mm aprox.

weight: 15 gramas

Shipping Costs: Europe 5.70 euros - Cod.paracentrotus05c

Rest of world - 7.52 euros - Cod.paracentrotus05d

Shipping time: Two or three days for Portugal and Europe. Rest of the world, about a week to anywhere. approx. (CTT Portugal Post) Shipping option: Expedition boat - 20 days or more. 30% cheaper in all Shipping costs. Contact the seller - dragoshells.jp@gmail.com