Echinus tylodes. This sea urchin is a common member of the deep coral community
. It often occurs sitting on the coral branches or on coral rubble
around the mounds.
Life on the Edge 2005 Expedition.
Image ID: expl0509, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: Offshore North Carolina Photo Date: 2005 October 18 Credit: Content provider: Dr. Steve Ross, UNC-W. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration.