Tuxedo Urchin

Species information for the Tuxedo Urchin, in the Urchins category.

  1. Scientific name - Mespilia globulus

    Family – Temnopleuridae

    Common name –Tuxedo, Sphere, Globe Urchin

    Max Size – 3 in (8 cm)

    Range: Indo-Pacific

    Care Level – Moderate

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – It will roam the aquarium eating algae

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This urchin can be a very helpful member of your CUC. They do best in larger aquarium with plenty of area for them to roam, with secure rockwork. They are known for causing rockslides when they find a spot to hide during the day. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and small amount are fatal to it.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 20, 2011