Gracilechinus elegans Düben & Koren 1844?


Order: Camarodonta

Locality: North Atlantic, Faroer to Iceland, deep water (no details)

Dimensions:62 Ø x 34 mm


Gracilechinus elegans Düben & Koren 1844 has ambulacral primary tubercles, which are very regular. The denuded test should appear rough. The plate sutures are distinctly depressed, thus resembling a Temnopleurid. The peristome should be small. See Heinke Schultz, Sea Urchins III, page 1254 ff.