Sea Urchin Animal Suppliers

Gravid animals can be obtained virtually year round. I have had the best luck with Lytechinus pictus, Lytechinus variegatus and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, but only variable luck with Arbacia punctulata.

There are many reliable suppliers. I routinely use:

Marinus Scientific 1500 Pier C. St., Long Beach, CA 90813
L. pictus usually May until October, S. purpuratus in the Spring

Note: you will need a collector's licence from the State of California

Susan Decker, 14140 S.W. 22nd Place, Davie, FL 33325
(954)424-2620 (leave message)
L. variegatus in the Spring

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, P.O. Box 237, Panacea, FL 32346
L. variegatus Summer through September


Animals can also be obtained from the MBL (509-548-3705, ext. 7375), Carolina (800-335-5551)
and Ward's (800-962-2660).


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Last Modified: 29 August 2001

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