Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Echinoidea > Subclass Cidaroidea > Order Cidaroida > Superfamily Cidaridea > Family Cidaridae > Subfamily Stylocidarinae > Genus Stylocidaris

Stylocidaris affinis (Philippi, 1845)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

StylocidarisMortensen, 1909accepted genus name

Species group names

Cidaris affinis Philippi, 1845 synonym
Cidaris Stokesii L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: tabaquera vermella sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 English: red lance urchin sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 French: oursin lance rouge sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 German: Lanzenseeigel sources: Riedl, R. 1983. Fauna und Flora des Mittelmeeres. Ein Systematischer Meeresführer für Biologen und Naturfreunde. Verlag Paul Parey, Hamburg, pp. 831.
 Italian: riccio matita
 Spanish, Castillian: tabaquera roja


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

additional source

Mortensen, T. 1928b. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. I. Cidaroidea, pp. 551. C. A. Reitzel & Oxford University Press; Copenhagen & London.

additional source

Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin, and C. L. Mah. 2009. Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (26 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Barcode of Life
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Kroh, A. (2014). Stylocidaris affinis (Philippi, 1845). In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2014) World Echinoidea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124268




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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