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Updated 9/23/2013

Family Brissidae

HAWAII

Brissus latecarinatus

Firehouse, Oahu, 35 feet

 

 

Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

 

 

Recently dead, Corsair, Oahu, 105 feet

 

HEART URCHIN

Live animals bury themselves in sand and are rarely seen but old tests are common.  This species has a prominent posterior dorsal crest.  Attains 8 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.