Red or pink Sea Urchin?


Spotted this lone red urchin at Boynton Inlet beach on 7.21.2011 It was in about 4 feet of water only 10 yards from shore, along the bare rocks.I  hadn't ever seen one like before in over 40 years of diving and snorkeling in Fla and hope someone can ID it.


Just another beautiful day in paradise



A quick glance in Reef

A quick glance in Reef Creature ID book by Humann/DeLoach shows a Magnificent Sea Urchin juvenile photo that resembles yours. Labels it as "Rare". None of the other images remotely looks like it. 

Thanks for the info

Thanks, I was lucky enough to see it twice but haven't seen it again...I did get lots of photos though.

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