Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus (A. Agassiz, 1863) (Animaria: Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Echinoida: Strongylocentrotiae: Hemicentrotus) is the most widely distributed sea urchin in Japan and important marine food resources in eastern Asia. This species has a long history as a model organism in the field of developmental and cell biology since the mid 1900s. The web site provides information on H. pulcherrimus genome and transcriptome for a wide range of biologists.

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