Variegated Sea Urchin GALLERYLytechinus variegatus
The Variegated Sea Urchin live in or very near sea grass beds.
The urchins spines are a good deterrent to would-be
predators, he uses his "hats" as shelter from the light.
Their colors can be all white, or combinations of
white with maroon or green. In 2006, a scientific study was held in Brazil to study the
feeding preferences of this urchin. Not suprising, its first choice was the softest grasses.
Hiding under a collection of Sea Pearls
Hiding under a heavy load of rocks.