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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Holothuriidae

HAWAII

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

CHOCOLATE-CHIP SEA CUCUMBER

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.