Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Echinoidea > Subclass Euechinoidea > Infraclass Acroechinoidea > Order Diadematoida > Family Diadematidae > Genus Centrostephanus

Centrostephanus longispinus (Philippi, 1845)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CentrostephanusPeters, 1855accepted genus name

Species group names

Cidaris (Diadema) longispina Philippi, 1845 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: eriçó de punxes llargues
 French: oursin diadème de Méditerranée
 German: Diademseeigel; langstacheliger Diademseeigel sources: Riedl, R. 1983. Fauna und Flora des Mittelmeeres. Ein Systematischer Meeresführer für Biologen und Naturfreunde. Verlag Paul Parey, Hamburg, pp. 831.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: riccio corona; riccio diadema sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: ilgaspyglis jūros ežys sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: diadema sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: eriçó de punxes llargues; erizo diadema mediterráneo; puercoespín marino; puercoespín marino mediterráneo


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. 1940. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. III, 1. Aulodonta, with Additions to Vol. II (Lepidocentroida and Stirodonta), pp. 370. C. A. Reitzel; Copenhagen.


Pawson, D. L. & Miller, J. E. 1983. Systematics and Ecology of the Sea-Urchin Genus Centrostephanus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 20, 1-15.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (83 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Kroh, A. (2014). Centrostephanus longispinus (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:124331




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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