Fat Tuna


Sea urchin

Spaerechinus granularis

It's a species of sea urchin in the family Toxopneustidae, commonly known as purple sea urchin. It can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Conservation Status

Local stocks appear to be healthy.

Principal fishing methods

Hand Picked


Sea urchin often covers itself with morsels of algae and shell fragments, which are held in place by the tube feet and by the claw-like structures known as pedicellaria.


October to February



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