NZ Mollusca
Phylum: Echinodermata

Echinocardium cordatum Pennant, 1777

Echinocardium cordatum
Snell's Beach, Warkworth, Northland, NZ inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
Echinocardium cordatum
Snell's Beach, Warkworth, Northland, NZ inaturalist.nz ©predomalpha
Classification: Echinodermata - Echinozoa - Echinoidea - Euechinoidea - Spatangoida - Loveniidae - Echinocardium
Family: LOVENIIDAE
Size/Grows to: 50mm
Distribution: Widespread 3-300 metres, around New Zealand and Australia, north and south Pacific, the Atlantic, and Mediterranean, but discontinuously. Not found in tropical seas [A.C.F.M.An.]
Notes: Heart Urchin
Some known Localities
  • Snell's Beach, Warkworth, Auckland, NZ
References:
  • Mills, S., Neill, K., Anderson, O., Davey, N. 2017: Extraordinary Echinoderms. A guide to the echinoderms of New Zealand. Version 2, Niwa Guides (p.61)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.