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Arbacia lixula

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Fabrizio Frixa Predation of Arbacia lixula by a group of Hermodice carunculata. Ionian coast of eastern Sicily S. Maria La Scala fraz. Acireale (CT)

Stuart Pearce Beautiful shot :) , now I will get people liking a picture of me all day, and I will be a fireworm LOL :D

Fabrizio Frixa Stuart Pearce, the predation was determined by holding the victim suspended in the air.

Tamás Elter Congratulations! Great shot about a rare underwater moment...

Stuart Pearce Do you mean revealing the softer more vulnerable underside of the urchin?

Ernst Andres Great shot (Y)

Fabrizio Frixa Exactly Stuart Pearce as well as prevent him from being able to anchor.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 14 Oct 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Echinodermata (Phylum)
    Echinozoa (Subphylum)
      Echinoidea (Class)
        Euechinoidea (Subclass)
          Carinacea (Infraclass)
            Echinacea (Superorder)
              Arbacioida (Order)
                Arbaciidae (Family)
                  Arbacia (Genus)
                    Arbacia lixula (Species)
Associated Species