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Updated 8/17/2013

Family Pennariidae

HAWAII

 Pennaria disticha

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 5 feet

 

With commensal shrimp, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 75 feet

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 5 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

CHRISTMAS-TREE HYDROID

An introduced species common in protected bays and harbors.  Delivers a painful sting.  Attains height of 8 inches.  Warm seas worldwide.  Formerly known as Halocordyle disticha.