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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Xeniidae


Sarcothelia edmondsoni 

Lana'i Lookout, O'ahu, 40 feet


Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 20 feet



Waimea Bay, O'ahu, 25 feet


Kewalo Pipe, O'ahu, 50 feet

Baby Barge, O'ahu, 65 feet


Honokohau, Hawai'i, 15 feet

Honokohau, Hawai'i, 15 feet



Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet


Kailua Bay, Hawai'i, 10 feet


Mokulei'a, O'ahu, 15 feet


Blowhole, O'ahu, 25 feet

Honokohau, Hawai'i, 10 feet

Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 15 feet


Common on vertical surfaces exposed to surge, especially along the west coast of Hawai'i.  Color ranges from light blue to purplish brown, depending on density of reflective sclerites in body wall.  Endemic to Hawai'i.  Formerly known as Anthelia edmondsoni.