Most inhabit somewhat shallow coastal environments, usually no deeper than about 150 feet (45 m) and most often are found in seagrass beds, under rocks, coral crevices, and where algae encrusted rubble exists. There are many species in various 'Orders' and associated families. Some are well suited for aquaria, some are quite toxic, and many should simply be left in the wild.
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Order: Cidaroida - Family Cidaridae
Order: Diadematoida - Family Diadematidae
Order: Echinoida - Family Echinidae
Order: Echinoida - Family Echinometridae
Order: Echinoida - Family Strongylocentrotidae
Order: Echinothurioida - Family Echinothuriidae
Order: Temnopleuroida - Family Temnopleuridae
Order: Temnopleuroida - Family Toxopneustidae
Suitable for Reef Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Reef Aquariums
Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
Avoid this nuisance species!