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Family Cidaridae

HAWAII

Chondrocidaris gigantea

Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Molokini Back Wall, Maui, 60 feet

LCU wreck, Oahu, 75 feet

ROUGH-SPINED URCHIN

Locally common at deeper scuba depths.  Rugged, toothed spines coated with encrusting algae & invertebrates.  Overall diameter of 10 inches.  Hawaii & New Caledonia.