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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A stunning, 1 inch sized Jeweled Urchin (Lytechinus cf. williamsi) sits amongst its prey algae on a coral reef at night in the West End of Grand Bahamas. The purple balls are called podia and are stalked, jaw like structures that the urchin uses to ea with.
Species identification tentative as this species has not been previously reported in The Bahamas.

· Date: Tue August 3, 2010 · Reference ID: all/220080830_213711-vert · Views: 4673 ·
Keywords: echinoderm echinometridae spikes spines punture wound atlantic caribbean bahamas macro night


Juvenile Highhat (Pareques acuminatus)
Paul Osmond

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