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Updated 5/10/2013

Family Echinometridae

HAWAII

Colobocentrotus atratus

Makapu'u, Oahu, 1 foot

 

Puako, Hawaii

 

Lana'i Lookout, Oahu

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu

 

Makapu'u, Oahu

SHINGLE or HELMET URCHIN    HA'UKE'UKE

Abundant on surf-swept cliffs.  Unique shape resists the force of large waves.  Edible.  Attains 3 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.