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Updated 10/10/2012

Family Conidae


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


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.