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Updated 9/22/2012

Family Amphinomidae

HAWAII

Pherecardia striata

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Pupukea, Oahu, 40 feet

Ke Iki Beach, Oahu, 20 feet

LINED FIREWORM

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.