Other Animal Life of Hawaii - maui-mike

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Heterocentrotus mamillatus, commonly known as the Slate Pencil Urchin, is found throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, but is most abundant in Hawai‘i. Specimens from Hawai‘i tend to have bright red spines, while specimens from other parts of the Pacific may have yellowish or brown spines. Ma'alaea Bay, south Maui.

15 January 2013

Heterocentrotus mamillatusurchinsea urchinsslate pencil urchinEchinometridae familyEchinometridae