Urchin ID needed...

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  1. MistaOrange

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    Hey guys I got this stunning urchin but can't seen to find the species anywhere... Mmmm it's not everyday I just buy LS I know nothing about but it looked so purdy so had to take it... @Lord_Blackadder any idea's?

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    WOW WOW WOW!
    No ID, But WOW. lol
     
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    Where did you find it @MistaOrange? Locally? Probably not... Lol, we don't have colors like that here.
     
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    Haha no not local bought it at @Perky pets in the week, well @459b collected it for me... He didn't really want to give it to me but I had his supplements haha...
     
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    Ask Perky on which shipment did they received it. Would definitely help to identify it properly if you know from where about in the world it originates from.
     
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    Dave on which shipment did this urchin come in?
     
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    I asked @Perky pets if he knew which species it was & he's reply was a sea urchin... Hahaha I knew that...
     
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    wrong question bud.

    Asked him which shipment.
     
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    First question #6...
     
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    Could be Astropyga radiata or Tripneustes gratilla

    Here is a pic of the Astropyga
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    Not sure which shipment it was on

    I'm still going with an Asthenosoma spp
     
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    Hmmm, think david might be right.
    Looks like a asthenosoma ijimai / varium


    Hopefully not the asthenosoma marisrubri as they are poisonous...
     
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    lol , I hope my sarcasm wouldn't get lost on you...
    Its from Sir Lanka and didn't have a scientific name - Just "Red urchin "
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    Mmmm I think you on to something

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    Hahaha thanks Dave...
     
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    So @Lord_Blackadder reckons it's ...

    Salmacis bicolor. We get thousands of them here in summer. Got a few small ones in my wuss tank at the moment. Usually fine with coral, but may munch zoas and stuff if algae runs out.
     
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    At least I have a crap load of algae you the bugger...
     
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    It's actually extremely common here in some places and certain times of the year. Lots of other impressive species too. I saw one of these a few weeks ago:

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    Thanks Adrian...
     
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