Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Echinoidea > Subclass Euechinoidea > Infraclass Carinacea > Superorder Echinacea > Order Camarodonta > Infraorder Echinidea > Superfamily Odontophora > Family Strongylocentrotidae > Genus Strongylocentrotus

Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (O.F. Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

StrongylocentrotusBrandt, 1835accepted genus name

Species group names

Echinus dröbachiensis O.F. Müller, 1776 orthographic variant
Echinus dröbachiensis O.F. Müller, 1776 synonym
Echinus granularis Say, 1827 non Lamarck, 1816 synonym
Strongylocentrotus chlorocentrotus Brandt, 1835 synonym
Strongylocentrotus granularis (Say, 1827 non Lamarck, 1816) synonym
Strongylocentrotus pictus (Norman, 1869) synonym
Toxopneustes pictus Norman, 1869 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): drøbaksjøpiggsvin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: northern sea urchin; sea egg sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Northern Sea Urchin sources: Charles Hussey
 German: Dröbachs Seeigel sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Norwegian: drøbaksjøpiggsvin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: drøbaksjøpiggsvin sources: Zool. Danicae Prodromus: 235
 Norwegian Nynorsk: drøbaksjøpiggsvin sources: Zool. Danicae Prodromus: 235
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): drøbaksjøpiggsvin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: tistelsjöborre


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

Gosner, K.L. 1971. Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Mortensen, T. 1943. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. III, 3. Camarodonta. II. Echinidæ, Strongylocentrotidæ, Parasaleniidæ, Echinometridæ, pp. 446. C. A. Reitzel; Copenhagen.

additional source

Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Bromley, J.E.C., and J.S. Bleakney. 1984. Keys to the fauna and flora of Minas Basin. National Research Council of Canada Report 24119. 366 p.

additional source

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa





External Links

Barcode of Life (33 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (84 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
GenBank (312 nucleotides; 322 proteins)


Kroh, A. (2014). Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (O.F. Müller, 1776). 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:124321




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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