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Updated 3/19/2014

Family Toxopneustidae

HAWAII

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

PEBBLE-COLLECTOR URCHIN

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.