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Family Chamidae

HAWAII

Chama lazarus

Sea Cave, Oahu, 80 feet

LAZARUS JEWEL OYSTER

Rare in the main Hawaii Islands but common in the NWHI.  Shell very thick, smooth with fine concentric growth rings, interior white.  Attains 1 inch.  Hawaii & the Pacific.  Formerly known in Hawaii as Chama fibula.