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Diaseris fragilis

Puako Bay, Hawaii, 70 feet

Waimea Bay, Oahu, 35 feet


Rare on coarse sand in deep water.  Septa are of equal height at the outer edges.  Segments break off readily.  Attains 2 inches.  Diaseris distorta has numerous ridges twice as high as others.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, & Tropical Eastern Pacific.