General: Pink; fairly good match to S. fragilis including the shape of the poison-bearing pedicellariae and a couple of other features; has very thin, long, spines compared to S. fragilis.
Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.
Consulting taxonomist: Richard Mooi, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California.
Taxonomist assessment: May 2012.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Citation: Strongylocentrotus cf. fragilis Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Strongylocentrotus%20cf.%20fragilis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2019-12-13.