[= Podophorae L. Agassiz, 1840, p. 19. ]
Echinus atratus Linnaeus, 1758, by original designation.
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In Podophora aboral spines are flat-topped and fit together to form a tesselated outer protective surface whereas in Colobocentrotus the aboral spines are short and button-ike and not tesselated. In aspects of test morphology Colobocentrotus has mutiple aboral ambulacral tubercles while Podophora has single tubercles to each plate. Colobocentrotus also has more numerous aboral interambulacral tubercles that are not arranged into regular rows whereas in Podophora the tubercles are fewer and in obvious rows. Mortensen (1943) maintained the two at subgenus level.