Caught and Coloured: Zoology Illustrations from Colonial Victoria

Slate Pencil Urchin, Goniocidaris tubaria

Image Details
  • Plate Number: 100
  • Media: Lithographic proof - lithographic ink on paper
  • Artist: John James Wild
  • Artist: John James Wild
  • Location: Australia, Victoria, Portland
Transcript from the Prodromus of Zoology

Plate 100. Goniocidaris tubaria found in Port Phillip Heads

The beautiful specimens of this fine sea-urchin figured on our plate were presented by Mr. Bracebridge Wilson, who dredged them near Port Phillip Heads.

Not uncommon in Port Phillip and Western Port Bays on sandy bottoms, at about 40 fathoms.