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Pencil urchin (Cidaris species)

Description

Notes: Although labelled as coming from Kerguelen it is possible this is incorrect as no Cidaris species were found at Kerguelen (though Goniocidaris was). This is unknown until the urchin is re-identified. As of the 11th of March 2014 in the Grant Museum all material labelled ÔÇÿChallengerÔÇÖ has been grouped under the subcollection HMS Challenger Expedition assuming that Challenger refers to the 1872-1876 scientific expedition. It is unknown if these specimens came to the Grant Museum at one time or if there was a number of specimens that came to the museum over a period of years.