Some Etymology: "Cidaris" the genus name for this species (and the other urchins in the group)? is Latin for a headdress or tiara for ancient Persian kings The species name "blakei" is named in honor of the USS Blake, which was the vessel on which the species was collected.
|from this echinoderm Scratchpad|
A curious bunch of animals. "About which, very little is known.."
there's a bunch of Paleozoic urchins that are worth checking out...