A collection of four New Zealand Kina or Sea Urchins. Circular green shell with hole in centre top and bottom. One shell is covered with spines. The other three have had spines removed to reveal smooth bumps.
Binomial name is Evechinus chloroticus. Comes from the Family Echinometridae which includes sea stars and sea cucumbers. Native to New Zealand and certain Sub-Antarctic Islands.
maximum dimension: 100mm
subject area: Science, Biology, Art, Social Science
specific themes: New Zealand, Sea Creatures, Kai Moana
handling collection number: HC116
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