Table 1

Genera and species of sea urchins used in this study
Genus Species Geographic range Depth range (m) Mitochondrial genome size
Strongylocentrotus
S. purpuratus (Stimpson) EP 0-160 -
S. pallidus (Sars) HA 5-1600 15,552
S. droebachiensis (O. F. Müller) HA 0-1150 15,046
S. intermedius (A. Agassiz) WP 0-225 15,718
S. fragilis (Jackson) EP 0-1150 15,748
Mesocentrotus
M. franciscanus (A. Agassiz) EP 0-125 15,364
M. nudus (A. Agassiz) WP 0-180 15,628
Hemicentrotus
H. pulcherrimus (A. Agassiz) WP 0-45 15,721
Pseudocentrotus
P. depressus (A. Agassiz) WP 0-5 15,736

Geographic ranges: West Pacific (WP), East Pacific (EP), Holarctic (HA).

Kober and Bernardi

Kober and Bernardi BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:88   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-88

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