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Updated 3/25/2013

Family Ophidiasteridae

HAWAII

Dactylosaster cylindricus pacificus 

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 20 feet

HAWAIIAN CYLINDRICAL STAR

Uncommon under ledges & stones in shallow water.  Smooth with rows of raised bumps composed of tiny scales, color variable.  Attains width of 5 inches.  Endemic Hawaiian subspecies, parent species widespread Indo-Pacific.