Major updates to Echinobase!

On July 13, 2020 Echinobase switched to a new server featuring a new S. purpuratus v5.0 genome, a new P. miniata v3.0 genome, updated gene pages, orthology, and more! This older version of Echinobase is currently supported as a legacy website, but will eventually be retired.

We encourage you to start using the new server as soon as possible so that your work will not be interrupted when this legacy site is shut down.

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

Click the button below to go to the new server.

  • 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)