Sea Urchin

Alternate Name

Purple sea urchin

Irish Name

Cuán Mara Dubh

Latin Name

Paracentrotus lividus

Environment

Benthic

Importance

Commercial

Depth(m)

0-30

Max Length(cm)

7

Product Details:

In the past, Sea urchins were referred to as Sea Hedgehogs on account of their spiny shells. Sea urchins are typically spiny, globular animals, echinoderms in the class Echinoidea. . They feed primarily on algae but also eat slow-moving or sessile animals. Sea urchins are considered a delicacy in many cuisines, Japanese especially.

Sea urchins are a low-calorie source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.