Home > Invertebrates > Sea Urchins > Leptodiadema purpureum

Family Diadematidae

HAWAII

Leptodiadema purpureum

Shark's Cove, Oahu, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

Moku Manu, Oahu, Hawaii, 40 feet

Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

FINE-SPINED URCHIN

Uncommon in deep caves.  Shuns bright light.  Test less than 1 inch in diameter, glasslike spines attain 2 inches.  May be endemic to Hawaii.