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Updated 3/19/2014

Family Toxopneustidae


Pseudoboletia indiana

Punalu'u, Hawaii, 8 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet


Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 45 feet


Waimea Bay, Oahu, 20 feet


Sand Island, Oahu, 12 feet

Miner's Urchin Shrimp


Locally common on rubble at scuba depths.  Spines range from white to purple, empty test is compressed, white with green rays.  Miner's Urchin Shrimp clings to spines for protection.  Attains diameter of 5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.