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Conus (Virroconus) chaldaeus

Kapoho Point, Oahu, 1 foot, 27mm

 

Kapoho Point, Oahu, 1 foot, 28mm

 

Kapoho Point, Oahu, 1 foot, 26mm

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

CHALDEAN CONE  

Fairly common on very shallow reefs and in tidepools.  A thick shell with granular spirals and coronated spire, black with white axial streaks.  Attains 1 inch.  Animal is striped black and tan and siphon has a red tip.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.