The Blue Tuxedo Urchin, scientifically known as Mespilia globulus, is a captivating marine creature renowned for its vibrant blue spines and spherical body. Native to the Indo-Pacific region, this urchin is not only a natural algae cleaner but also adds a splash of color to any marine aquarium. Its unique appearance, resembling a blue pincushion, makes it a favorite among aquarists. While it's a peaceful inhabitant, it's essential to provide ample space and monitor its interactions with certain corals.
Primarily herbivore - Algae, seaweed sheets, and prepared foods for urchins.
Approximately 2-3 inches in diameter.
Echinoidea (Sea Urchins)