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Updated 8/8/2013

Family Chamidae

HAWAII

Chama limbula

 

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 3 feet

 


Kaunolu tidepool, Lana'i

JEWEL OYSTER

Locally common in shallow water and tidepools.  Shell extremely thick, smooth with fine concentric growth rings, interior margin smooth, purple.  Attains 5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.  Formerly known as Chama iostoma.