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Conus (Rhombiconus) distans

Manana Island, Oahu, 10 feet, 87mm


Mokapu, Oahu, 15 feet, 111mm


Juvenile, Makaha, Oahu, 15 feet, 53mm


Juvenile, Makaha, Oahu, 15 feet, 47mm


Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet


Waimanalo, Oahu, 20 feet


Locally common on reefs in the surf zone to 20 feet.  Slightly constricted sides and coronated spire.  Thick periostracum often has spiral tufts.  Shell is dirty cream to tan with purple base.  Animal is tan to brown.  Attains 5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.