Major updates to Echinobase!

On July 13, Echinobase switched to a new server featuring a new S. purpuratus v5.0 genome, updated gene pages, orthology, and more! This older version of Echinobase will continue to be supported as a legacy website, but will eventually be retired.

There may be issues with website links following the switch, and we will do our best to resolve them as quickly as possible.

  • Echinobase aims to provide a comparative genomics platform for the echinoderm clade.
  • Currently, genomes for Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Lytechinus variegatus, Patiria miniata, Parastichopus parvamensis and Ophiothrix spiculata are posted here.
  • Transcriptomes for these and other echinoderms are also presented.
  • We continue to expand our information system as additional genome and transcriptome assemblies become available.

Reference: If you use our system for sequence analysis, please cite the URL ( and the following reference(s):

  • Cameron RA, Samanta M, Yuan A, He D, Davidson E. SpBase: the sea urchin genome database and web site. NAR (2009)
  • Kudtarkar P & Cameron RA. Echinobase: an expanding resource for echinoderm genomic information. Database (2017)