ANIMAL A-Z…


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Urchin, Long spined (Diadema antillarum)

Urchin, Long spined
Urchin, Long spined

This species of sea urchin is named after its long spines which are usually 10-12cm long, but have been known to reach 30cm in length! It is also commonly called the black sea urchin because of its colour.


Fun Facts...

Sea urchins are an important species in the right numbers as they stop the reef from becoming overgrown.


Location...

This species is distributed around the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean.



Habitat...

Tropical coral reefs.



Diet...
Grazes on algae which grows on reefs.

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Urchin, Mine (Eucidaris tribuloides)

Urchin, Mine
Urchin, Mine
The mine urchin is also known as the club or pencil urchin. They are reddish to brown in colour and have both long and short, thick spines. These large spines are often encrysted with algae or sponges and the spines reach up to 6cm.
Fun Facts...
Their spines can be regenerated when broken off.  
Location... They can be found in parts of the mid-Atlantic including, the Caribbean. 

Habitat... The mine urchin prefers shallow waters, no deeper than 150 feet. They inhabit seagrass beds, coral crevices and underneath rocks. 

Diet...
Algae, small invertebrates and detritus

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TODAY AT RHYL...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
CLOSES: 5.00pm

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).

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FREE Activity Booklet!

During your visit to the SeaQuarium, don’t forget to take part in our free children’s activity booklet.
Pick up a booklet, find the answers to the questions around SeaQuarium and play some fun games along the way! Children will even receive a sticker at the end of their visit when shown to a member of staff!

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