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Family Diadematidae

HAWAII

Diadema paucispinum

Molokini Back Wall, Maui, 60 feet

 

Kailua Pier, Kona, Hawaii, 8 feet

Ka'ohe, Kona , Hawaii, 10 feet

 

Juvenile, Sea Tiger, Oahu, 85 feet

Molokini, 75 feet

LONG-SPINED URCHIN    WANA

Uncommon in shaded areas with good water circulation.  Black, sometimes with five white dots on top, never blue lines present on Diadema savignyi.  Test attains 3 inches, spines 12 inches.  Short venomous spines protected by long primary spines.  Juvenile fish may take refuge among the spines.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.