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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Luidiidae

HAWAII

Luidia aspera

Temple, Maui



Kona, Hawai'i

EIGHT-ARMED STAR

Uncommon buried in sand at scuba depths.  This species has eight arms, while the larger Magnificent Star, Luidia magnifica, has ten.  Attains 12 inches.  Hawaii & the Western Pacific.