WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777)

124392 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124392)
accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus cordatus (Pennant, 1777) (transferred to Echinocardium)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus kurtzii Girard, 1852 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus kürtzii Girard, 1852 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus novæ zelandiæ Perrier, 1869 (incorrect original spelling (mandatory changed according to ICZN 4th Ed. Article 32.5.2.2.))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus novaezelandiae Perrier, 1869 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus zealandicus (Gray, 1851) (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidotus cordatus (Pennant, 1777) (misspelling & transferred to Echinocardium)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium australe Gray, 1851 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium cordatus (Pennant, 1777) (incorrect declination of species name)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium kurtzii (Girard, 1852) (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium sebae Gray, 1825 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium stimpsonii A. Agassiz, 1864 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium zealandicum Gray, 1851 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinus cordatum Pennant, 1777 (transferred to Echinocardium)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinus cordatus Pennant, 1777 (transferred to Echinocardium)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangus arcuarius Lamarck, 1816 (subjective junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangus cordatus (Pennant, 1777) (transferred to Echinocardium)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pennant, T., (1777) British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea: i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93. London., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011
page(s): 236 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 0-230 m  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 0-230 m [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The cordiform body of the sea potato is...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The cordiform body of the sea potato is protected by a calcite skeleton and measures up to 60 mm.
The skeleton is covered with soft spines that lie flat on the body and point towards the back. Yellowish brown in colour. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Lower shore and subtidal to 200 m depth,...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Lower shore and subtidal to 200 m depth, burrowing in sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles. Apparently cosmopolitan in temperate seas [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cosmopolitan (World Oceans)  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cosmopolitan (World Oceans) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Echinocardium cordatum...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Echinocardium cordatum was mainly found near the Flemish Banks (maximum 50 ind./m2) whereas it was absent in the eastern coastal zone and near the Hinder Banks. In the 1994-2001 period the species is clearly distributed more widely: E. cordatum was only absent in the eastern coastal zone and reached densities up to 200 ind./m2. As the species lives burrowed in the sand (up to 20 cm deep) there is a real chance that the Van Veen grab fails to scoop up E. cordatum. Consequently, the species may have a broader distribution than mentioned here. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This cosmopolitan echinoderrn was found in...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This cosmopolitan echinoderrn was found in about half of all samples. The species is very abundant north of the Dutch Wadden islands and is also present in Delta and the western part of the Wadden Sea. The distribution of the biomass is very patchy. [details]
Kroh, A.; Hansson, H. (2013). Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777). In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2017). World Echinoidea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124392 on 2017-11-22

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2006-07-18 06:32:47Z
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Camba Reu, Cibran
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original description Pennant, T., (1777) British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea: i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93. London., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011
page(s): 236 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium sebae Gray, 1825) Gray J.E. 1825. An attempt to divide the Echinida, or Sea Eggs, into natural families. Annals of Philosophy, new series 10, 423-431., available online at https://archive.org/stream/annalsofphilosop10lond#page/422/mode/2up
page(s): 430 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinus cordatus Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T., (1777) British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea: i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93. London., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011
page(s): 69; pl. 34: fig. 75 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangus arcuarius Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J. B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome troisième. Paris: Deterville/Verdière. 612 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47702
page(s): 32 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium australe Gray, 1851) Gray J.E. 1851. Descriptions of some new genera and species of Spatangidae in the British Museum. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 2nd Series 7, 130-134., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/48970#page/156/mode/1up
page(s): 131 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium stimpsonii A. Agassiz, 1864) Agassiz, A. (1864). Synopsis of the echinoids collected by Dr. W. Stimpson on the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under the command of Captains Ringgold and Rodgers. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 15 (1863), 352-361., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18294#page/358/mode/1up
page(s): 360 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium zealandicum Gray, 1851) Gray J.E. 1851. Descriptions of some new genera and species of Spatangidae in the British Museum. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 2nd Series 7, 130-134., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/48970#page/156/mode/1up
page(s): 131 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus novaezelandiae Perrier, 1869) Perrier, E. (1869). Recherche sur les pédicellaires et les ambulacres des astérides et des oursins. Thèses présentées à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris pour obtenir le Grade de Docteur ès Sciences Naturelles Victor Masson et fils, Paris. 5-188, plates 1-7., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/49472#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 176 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus kurtzii Girard, 1852) Girard, J.P. (1852). Descriptions of two new genera and two new species of planaria. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 4: 210-214., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/35742#page/218/mode/1up
page(s): 213-214 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus novæ zelandiæ Perrier, 1869) Perrier, E. (1869). Recherche sur les pédicellaires et les ambulacres des astérides et des oursins. Thèses présentées à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris pour obtenir le Grade de Docteur ès Sciences Naturelles Victor Masson et fils, Paris. 5-188, plates 1-7., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/49472#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 176 [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

additional source Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Mah, C.L.; McKnight, D.G.; Eagle, M.K.; Pawson, D.L.; Améziane, N.; Vance, D.J.; Baker, A.N.; Clark, H.E.S.; Davey, N. (2009). Phylum Echinodermata: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea lilies. In: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 371-400. [details]   

additional source Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus novae zealandiae) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus novaezelandiae Perrier, 1869) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium sebae Gray, 1825) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium sebae Gray, 1825) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangus arcuarius Lamarck, 1816) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinus cordatus Pennant, 1777) Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinus cordatus Pennant, 1777) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinus cordatus Pennant, 1777) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus kürtzii Girard, 1852) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

status source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus kürtzii Girard, 1852) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 153 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus zealandicus (Gray, 1851)) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangus cordatus (Pennant, 1777)) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidotus cordatus (Pennant, 1777)) Robertson, D. 1871. Notes on Amphidotus cordatus (Penn). Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, New Series 11, 25-27., available online at http://jcs.biologists.org/content/s2-11/41/25.full.pdf+html
page(s): 25 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium caudatum) Deecke, W. 1913. Paläontologische Betrachtungen. III. Über Echinoideen. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie 1913, 498-507, 526-534.
page(s): 499 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus cordatus (Pennant, 1777)) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphidetus kurtzii Girard, 1852) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium zealandicum Gray, 1851) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium cordatus (Pennant, 1777)) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium kurtzii (Girard, 1852)) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium stimpsonii A. Agassiz, 1864) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpatangus arcuarius Lamarck, 1816) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium australe Gray, 1851) Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandl. d. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., Bonn, Vol. 21(1): 537 - 563. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinocardium australe Gray, 1851) Mortensen, T. (1951). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, 593 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 152-157 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Census of Marine Life (2012). SYNDEEP: Towards a first global synthesis of biodiversity, biogeography and ecosystem function in the deep sea. Unpublished data (datasetID: 38), available online at http://www.comlsecretariat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/SYNDEEP-Towards-a-first-global-synthesis-of-biodiversity-biogeography-and-ecosystem-function-in-the-deep-sea-Eva-Ramirez-Llodra-et-al..pdf [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 0-230 m [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Breeding occurs in summer. The pelagic larvae are sometimes found in enormous quantities and likewise the young can be found in large amounts on the sediment surface. The growth rate of E. cordatum varies with the environment. It grows faster in shallow, sandy than in deep, muddy areas, possibly under the influence of temperature. The species can live for 10 to 20 years (Mortensen, 1927; Wolff, 1973; Fish & Fish, 1989; Rees & Dare, 1993).
Depending on the temperature, the species digs a few centimetres to about 20 cm deep into the sediment. A respiratory channel (chimney) leads from the hole to the surface and one or two sanitary drains are located horizontally behind the echinoid. The animal is isolated from the sediment by a mucus veil, which plasters the burrow. E. cordatum plays an important role in sediment bioturbation (Mortensen, 1927; De Ridder et al., 1987; Fish & Fish, 1989; Rees & Dare, 1993). E. cordatum is a non-selective deposit feeder. lt collects particles from the s [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreeding Echinopluteus larva. Summer [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The cordiform body of the sea potato is protected by a calcite skeleton and measures up to 60 mm.
The skeleton is covered with soft spines that lie flat on the body and point towards the back. Yellowish brown in colour. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Lower shore and subtidal to 200 m depth, burrowing in sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles. Apparently cosmopolitan in temperate seas [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cosmopolitan (World Oceans) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Echinocardium cordatum was mainly found near the Flemish Banks (maximum 50 ind./m2) whereas it was absent in the eastern coastal zone and near the Hinder Banks. In the 1994-2001 period the species is clearly distributed more widely: E. cordatum was only absent in the eastern coastal zone and reached densities up to 200 ind./m2. As the species lives burrowed in the sand (up to 20 cm deep) there is a real chance that the Van Veen grab fails to scoop up E. cordatum. Consequently, the species may have a broader distribution than mentioned here. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This cosmopolitan echinoderrn was found in about half of all samples. The species is very abundant north of the Dutch Wadden islands and is also present in Delta and the western part of the Wadden Sea. The distribution of the biomass is very patchy. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEcology Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, deposit feeder. General distribution: temperate, discontinuous (west Pacific Ocean, NZ, South Africa, Gulf of California, north Atlantic Ocean), depth range 0-230? m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Also distributed in Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat The fact that E. cordatum is present in the entire area (North Sea) indicates that the echinoderm is not very selective with regard to the type of sediment, although a slight preference for sandy bottoms can be detected. Earlier investigations suggest that, indeed, sandy substrates may be favoured (Rees & Dare, 1993). In a study along a transect in the central and southern North Sea, Duineveld & Jenness (1984) found E. cordatum to account for 50% of the benthic biomass at sandy sites and 5% at muddy sites. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Echinocardium cordatum occurs in sediments with a wide range of grain sizes (median grain size up to 650 μm), but clearly prefers sediments with a median grain size of 200 to 300 μm (relative occurrence ± 40%). The species is only found in sediments with a low mud content (< 20%). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology This sea urchin has a heart-shaped test, usually 40-50 mm in length. lt is covered with a large number of closely set spines, most of them directed backwards. In profile the highest point of the test lies towards the posterior. lt is yellow-brown in colour (Mortensen, 1927; Southward, 1972; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Unknown (Britain) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

Feeding Type
deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]
grazer [details]
Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropontius ovoides Gooding, 1957 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudanthessius sauvagei Canu, 1892 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoririqi zemër i detit  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzeeklitUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhartegel  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsea-potatoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorheart-urchin  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroursin-coeurUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroursin de sable  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkleiner Herzigel  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorオカメブンブクChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkame-bunbuku  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsandsjømus  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsandsjømus  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorerizo corazón  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhjärtsjöborre  [details]