Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Echinoidea > Subclass Euechinoidea > Infraclass Irregularia > Superorder Atelostomata > Order Spatangoida > Suborder Brissidina > Superfamily Spatangidea > Family Loveniidae > Subfamily Echinocardiinae > Genus Echinocardium

Echinocardium flavescens (O.F. Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EchinocardiumGray, 1825accepted genus name
Amphidotus orthographic variant
Amphidetus L. Agassiz, 1836 synonym
Amphidotus synonym

Species group names

Amphidotus roseus Forbes, 1841 orthographic variant
Amphidotus roseus Forbes, 1841 synonym
Spatagus flavescens O.F. Müller, 1776 synonym
Spatangus ovatus Leske, 1778 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): grågrønnsjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: nordischer Herzigel sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Norwegian: grågrønnsjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: grågrønnsjømus
 Norwegian Nynorsk: grågrønsjømus
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): grågrønsjømus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: potatissjöborre


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

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

Gasco, F. 1876. Descrizione di alcuni Echinodermi nuovi o per la prima trovati nel Mediterraneo. Rendiconto dell'Accademia delle Scienze Fische e Matematiche 15, 32-41.

additional source

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

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (95 publications)
Barcode of Life (5 barcodes)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Kroh, A. (2014). Echinocardium flavescens (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:124394




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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