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Family Conidae

HAWAII

Conus (Pionoconus) catus

Makapu'u, Oahu, 2 feet, 37mm

 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 2 feet, 37mm

 

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 3 feet, 31mm

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Kaupo, Oahu, 4 feet

CAT CONE  

Uncommon in tidepools and reef benches.  Spirally grooved shell is brown with white flame-like markings and spiral dashes.  Attains 1.5 inches.  Feeds upon gobies & blennies at night.  Animal is brown.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.