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Updated 3/25/2013

Family Ophidiasteridae

HAWAII

Leiaster glaber

Okoe Bay, Hawaii, 40 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 20 feet

RED VELVET STAR

Rare at scuba depths.  Color patter variable, usually reticulated with white.  Has a slippery texture.  Attains 8 inches.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Tropical Eastern Pacific.