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Updated 12/27/2012

Family Ophidiasteridae

HAWAII

Leiaster leachi

Purple Velvet Star with shrimp

Waianae, Oahu, 80 feet

 

YO-257 wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 100 feet

PURPLE VELVET STAR

Rare at scuba depths.  Has a slippery texture.  May appear fluorescent blue underwater.  Attains 15 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.