Echinometra lucunter

Echinometra lucunter (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Names

Rock boring urchin

Languages: English


Synonymised taxa

Cidaris fenestrata Leske, 1778 (subjective junior synonym)
Cidaris lucunter (Linnaeus, 1758) (transferred to Echinometra)
Echinometra acufera Mellis, 1875 (subjective junior synonym)
Echinometra lobatus (Blainville, 1825) (subjective junior synonym)
Echinometra michelini L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846 (subjective junior synonym)
Echinometra nigrina Girard, 1850 (subjective junior synonym)
Echinometra subangularis A. Agassiz, 1872-74 (subjective junior synonym)
Echinus lobatus Blainville, 1825 (subjective junior synonym)
Echinus lucunter Linnaeus, 1758 (transferred to Echinometra)
Echinus maugei Blainville, 1825 (subjective junior synonym)
Ellipsechinus lobatus (Blainville, 1825) (subjective junior synonym)
Ellipsechinus subangularis (A. Agassiz, 1872-74) (subjective junior synonym)
Heliocidaris castelnaudi Hupé, 1858 (subjective junior synonym)
Heliocidaris mexicana L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846 (subjective junior synonym)
Toxocidaris mexicana (L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846) (subjective junior synonym)

Author(s): Coppard , Simon
Rights holder(s): Coppard , Simon

References and links

Mortensen, T. (1943). A monograph of the Echinoidea 3(3). Camarodonta 2. Copenhagen. 446 pp., 215 figures, 66 pls; pages: 357-368.


The Echinoid Directory

World Echinoidea Database

Author(s): Coppard , Simon
Rights holder(s): Coppard , Simon

Ecology and Distribution


In Panama this species has been collected in the Caribbean from:

-Galeta Island, reef flat (USNM E 36320)

-Sail Rock, Colon (USNM E 18697)

-near the mouth of Fox River, Limon Bay (USNM E 4863)

-Devils Beach, Fort Sherman, Limon Bay (USNM E 18815, USNM E 18759)

-Margarita Island, Limon Bay (USNM E 4875

-Largo Remo Island, on reef in front of Droque Island (USNM E 52927; Centroid Latitude: 9.4000; Centroid Longitude: -79.8333)

-North of Maria Soto River (USNM 1011154; Centroid Latitude: 9.5267, Centroid Longitude: -79.6667, depth < 1 m)

-La Doncella, Del Padre Island (USNM 1011125; Centroid Latitude: 9.5800, Centroid Longitude: -79.6700, depth < 1 m)

-1.7 km west southwest of Portobelo on bay side of Cocoli Point (USNM 1017371; associated with rocks and coral)

-Portobelo, first cove southwest of Buenaventura (USNM E 18700; Centroid Latitude: 9.5278, Centroid Longitude: -79.6875, depth 0.2 m)

-Miria Island, San Blas (USNM E 25632, USNM E 18751)

-Pico Feo Island, San Blas (USNM E 18769)

Author(s): Coppard , Simon
Rights holder(s): Coppard , Simon


  • Echinus lucunter Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)