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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Asteriidae

HAWAII

Coscinasterias acutispina

French Frigate Shoals, NWHI

 

Yawatano, Izu, Japan, 8 feet

Yawatano, Izu, Japan, 8 feet

 



Kalaupapa, Moloka'i, 12 feet

SHARP-SPINED SEA STAR

Uncommon under stones in shallow water.  A fast-moving species that readily loses an arm to reproduce.  Attains 6 inches.  Hawai'i to Japan.