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Updated 12/18/2013

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Echinothrix calamaris

Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Palea Point, Oahu, 40 feet

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 20 feet

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 30 feet

Kewalo, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Sea Tiger Wreck, Oahu, 95 feet

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 85 feet

Puako, Hawaii, 35 feet

 

Honokohau, Hawaii, 30 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Fecal pellets, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu

Juvenile, Kewalo, Oahu, Hawaii, 25 feet

 



Magic Island, Oahu, 25 feet


Magic Island, Oahu, 25 feet
 

BANDED URCHIN    WANA

Common on reefs and rubble away from the surf zone.  Closely spaced primary spines black in adults, banded with white in juveniles, narrow venomous secondary spines entirely yellow-brown.  Test diameter and spine length attain 4 inches.  Gonads are a local delicacy.  Anal opening may host the commensal crab, Echinoecus pentagonus.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.