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Family Terebridae


Hastula strigilata

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 75 feet, 40mm


Makapu'u, Oahu, 15 feet, 39mm



Uncommon at scuba depths.  Fine axial ribs may be obsolete or strong, color yellow, olive, or brown.  Protoconch of 3 - 4 brown whorls.  Columella entirely white.  Attains  2 inches.  Dark shells are referred to as Hastula strigilata f. verreauxi.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.