Can you say Strongylocentrotus or Paralauterborniella?
by Todd Folsom
Shakespeare asked, “What's in a name?” What's in one particular name is 32 letters! The green sea urchin's Latin species name is Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. It is one of the longest scientific names for a species. If you come into the Naturalist Center on the second floor of the Nature Research Center, you can open the drawer containing sea urchin specimens and examine some Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis.