Diadema setosum

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Periproctal cone of Diadema setosum with its distinctive orange ring.


Taxonavigation: Diadematoida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Cryptosyringida
Classis: Echinoidea
Subclassis: Euechinoidea
Superordo: Diadematacea
Ordo: Diadematoida

Familia: Diadematidae
Genus: Diadema
Species: Diadema setosum


  • Diadema setosum Leske, 1778
    • Authority for current placement: original
    • Current status: valid species
    • Gender: unchangeable
    • Original combination(s)/spelling(s): Diadema setosum
    • Original genus: Diadema
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: holotype
      • Fixation: designated
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Taxonomic references[edit]


  • Nyawira A. Muthiga and Tim R. McClanahan, « Diadema », in John M. Lawrence, Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology, London, Elsevier, 2013.
  • Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online.