Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Bycatch: Variegated sea urchin

The most common sea urchin in Tampa Bay is the variegated sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus.


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Manatees have molars but no front teeth (no incisors or canines). Manatee teeth are unusual among mammals because they are continually replaced throughout the animals' lives.

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