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Updated 3/25/2013

Family Echinasteridae


Linckia multifora

Midway Atoll, 30 feet


Parasitic Thyca snail, Palea Point, Oahu, 25 feet

Comet, Palea Point, Oahu, 30 feet


Comet, Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

Blowhole, Oahu, 30 feet


Sea Cave, Oahu, 35 feet

Sea Cave, Oahu, 40 feet


Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 30 feet


Locally common in shallow water.  Pink, red, or gray with small red spots and rough texture.  Attains 5 inches.  Individuals missing arms are called comets.  Parasitic Eulimid snails are sometimes found on or within the body.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.