Chemical analyses on edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Echinoidea) gonads legally (L) and illegally (I) sold in Sardinia (Italy) were carried out during the fishing season 2008-2009. Statistical tests performed on moisture, ash, crude protein, lipid and carbohydrate content detected significant differences between L and I samples, but also among roe illicitly commercialised (I) by ambulant vendors in different Sardinian coastal districts.
Proximate composition of edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus roe commercialised in Sardinia / Pais, Antonio; Saba, S; Rubattu, R; Meloni, G; Montisci, S.. - In: BIOLOGIA MARINA MEDITERRANEA. - ISSN 1123-4245. - 18:1(2011), pp. 390-391. (Intervento presentato al convegno XLII Congresso SIBM tenutosi a Olbia nel 23-28 maggio 2011).