Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Echinoidea > Subclass Euechinoidea > Infraclass Irregularia > Superorder Atelostomata > Order Spatangoida > Suborder Brissidina > Family Brissidae > Subfamily Brissopsinae > Genus Brissopsis

Brissopsis lyrifera (Forbes, 1841)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BrissopsisL. Agassiz, 1840accepted genus name
Kleinia Gray, 1851 synonym
Toxobrissus Desor, 1858 synonym

Species group names

Brissopsis parma Val., 18?? synonym
Brissus lyrifer Forbes, 1841 synonym
Brissus pulvinatus Philippi, 1845 synonym
Schizaster incertus Aradas, 1850 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): lyresjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: heart urchin sources: BIOTIC
 Norwegian: lyresjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: lyresjømus sources: Hist. British Starfish.: 187
 Norwegian Nynorsk: lyresjømus sources: Hist. British Starfish.: 187
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): lyresjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: lyrsjöborre


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

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

Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.)

additional source

Mortensen, T. 1951. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidæ, Loveniidæ, Pericosmidæ, Schizasteridæ, Brissidæ, pp. 593. C. A. Reitzel; Copenhagen.

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 (5 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (197 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Kroh, A. (2014). Brissopsis lyrifera (Forbes, 1841). 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:124373




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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