A short echidna has a long nose to dig for food, has brownish spikes and is 12 to 18cm long.
A echidna has brownish spikes and fur to camouflage into their habitat. Camouflage helps echidnas to stay alive. Their colour keeps prey from finding them. If they do come close it sticks up it's spikes to look scary.
Short nosed echidnas are found in meadows and forests in Tasmania and New Guinea.
Short nosed echidnas have long noses to dig in the ground to look for worms and other insects.