Slate pencil urchin

December 10,2015

My 6 facts about my Slate Pencil Urchin

> slate pencil urchins can only be found in the ocean.

>More specifically, they live in the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean, from Bermuda to Brazil.

> Although primarily herbivorous, slate pencil urchins are opportunistic feeders and will scavenge for other types of food.

>At first glance, slate pencil urchins just look like a big ball of spines, but there's more to them than that.

>They usually reach a diameter of 5 to 6 inches. Their thick spines -- which offer them some protection from predators -- are attached to a globular center.

>Despite males and females looking exactly alike, slate pencil urchins have distinct and separate sexes.

Slate Pencil Urchin
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