All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Short-spined Sea Urchin</strong> (varigated)
<em>Lytechinus variegatus</em>
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 15, 2009

These pretty little urchins were often seen on the beach at low tide. I found lots of their shells at the high tide line too. The...
Short-spined Sea Urchin (varigated)
Lytechinus variegatus
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 15, 2009

These pretty little urchins were often seen on the beach at low tide. I found lots of their shells at the high tide line too. The spines break off easily after the animal dies, leaving a shell with bumps and holes.

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