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Updated 9/22/2012

Family Amphinomidae


Pherecardia striata

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 50 feet


Sharks Cove, Pupukea, Oahu, 40 feet

Ke Iki Beach, Oahu, 20 feet


Common on reefs as it searches for small invertebrate prey.  Red with thin brown lines.  Attains 8 inches.  Bristle-like setae deliver a painful sting and become embedded in the skin.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.