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Updated 2/7/2013

Family Ophidiasteridae

HAWAII

Ophidiaster hemprichi

Sand Island, Oahu, 12 feet

 

cropped

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

HEMPRICH'S STAR

Uncommon under ledges & stones at any depth.  Granular surface lacking smooth areas, color variable.  Attains width of 4 inches.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.