Red Sea Urchin

Photo Credit: Janna Nichols


  • Species Common Name Red Sea Urchin
  • Species Scientific Name Mesocentrotus franciscanus


Special needs

Red sea urchins occur only in rocky intertidal and subtidal habitat.

Limiting factors

Larval supplies and episodic recruitment affect abundance and distribution.

Conservation actions

Monitor status of populations at index sites. Manage for sustainable harvest. Gather information to fill data gaps.