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Updated 3/25/2013

Family Echinasteridae

HAWAII

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

SPOTTED LINCKIA

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.