The Long spine goodnight (sharper than I look)
You don't want to step into me as I will protect myself.
Did you know fish like the endangered species Banggai Cardinal have discovered I also protect their eggs?
The male fish carry their eggs into their mouths for 4 weeks. Then, when they grow bigger, they spit them between my spines. Thus helping my friends to survive. Even without hard labor.
''Diadema antillarum'', also known as the lime urchin, black sea urchin or the long-spined sea urchin, is a species of sea urchin in the Family Diadematidae.
This sea urchin is characterized by its exceptionally long black spines.
It is the most abundant and important herbivore on the coral reefs of the western Atlantic and Caribbean basin. When the population of these sea urchins is at a healthy level, they are the main grazers which prevent algae overgrowth of the reef.