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Updated 12/16/2012

Family Hormathiidae

HAWAII

Calliactis polypus

Nanakuli, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 75 feet

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 

 

South Kona, Hawaii

 

Sea Cave, Oahu, 60 feet

HERMIT CRAB ANEMONE

Attached to shells carried by Jeweled Anemone Crabs.  Exudes sticky pink & white acontia threads when disturbed.  Attains height of 3 inches.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific & Tropical Eastern Pacific.