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Rainbow Fire Urchin - Astropyga radiata

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These urchins have magnificent coloration, but they can deliver a powerfully painful and venomous sting. This urchin is also known as the Radiating Hatpin Urchin, and the spines are long and sharp, constantly moving, and irregularly distributed. These spines are usually banded in orange and white, darkening to red towards the tips. There are radiating rows of electric blue dots that decorate the body.

In the wild, these urchins play host to a variety of other organisms including commensal shrimp, crabs, and cardinalfish that find solace from predators within the urchins' spines during daylight hours. This fascinating relationship must be a sight to see!

Use extreme caution to avoid contact with this urchin. Must stings comes from accidental contact with the urchin because the aquarist was not aware where it was in the aquarium. Medical attention may be necessary if stung by this urchin.
Specifications
MPN
0815-urchin
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameRainbow Fire Urchin
Scientific NameAstropyga radiata
OriginIndo-Pacific
VenomousYes (spines)
AggressivenessModerate
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
Reef SafeNo
Invert SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)8 (excl. spines)
Community SafeYes
pH Range8.0-8.4
DietOmnivore
Min Tank Size (in gallons)55
Temperature Range75-82
DifficultyModerate
Internal Id
61501

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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