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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Holothuriidae


Holothuria cf. dofleinii

Peek-a-boo, Midway Atoll, 50 feet


Kahe Pinnacle, Oahu, 90 feet

Mokuleia, Oahu, 100 feet


Ho'okena, Hawaii, 70 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 70 feet


Occasional in deep water on sandy reefs around the Main Hawaiian Islands but shallower in the NWHI, therefore it may prefer cooler water.  Dark brown papillae resembling tiny chocolate-chips edged with white.  Attains 15 inches.  Hawaiian animals resemble this Indo-Pacific species but more study is needed.