The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andreas Kroh, November 2010

Trichoelina Barrois, 1887

Name gender feminine
Type Trichoelina paradoxa Barrois, 1887, by monotypy.
Classification and/or Status subjective junior synonym of Sphaerechinus.
Remarks According to Ludwig (1887) the purported parasite Trichoelina paradoxa does in fact represent detached globiferous pedicellariae, most probably of the genus Sphaerechinus.

Ludwig, H. 1887. ÃÂœber den angeblichen neuen Parasiten der Firoliden: Trichoelina paradoxa Barrois. Zoologischer Anzeiger 10, 296-298. available online at