Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin (Mespilia globulus)

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Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin

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Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin

Mespilia globulus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Other (See article)

3-5 years

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin, Blue Tuxedo Urchin, Sphere Urchin, Globe Urchin, Crown Urchin, Royal Urchin

Sexing[edit | edit source]


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]

This is a herbivorous Urchin and will graze on algae and phytoplankton. It can be supplemented with dry seaweed.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

How often to feed, etc.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and it will not tolerate high nitrate levels.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

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