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Updated 10/10/2012

Family Conidae

HAWAII

Conus (Conus) bandanus

Mokapu, Oahu, 75 feet, 79mm

 

Nanakuli, Oahu, 25 feet, 50mm

 

Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Kea`au, Oahu, 50 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

BANDED MARBLE CONE  

Uncommon on hard reef or buried in sand pockets to 300 feet.  Spire is flat and coronated.  Black tented pattern on white shell.  Feeds upon other species of cone shells.  Animal is tan with brown mottling.  Attains 5 inches.  Has a potentially lethal sting.  Hawaii & the Western Pacific.  Formerly considered a subspecies of Conus marmoreus.