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Family Conidae

HAWAII

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

   DISTANTLY-LINED CONE

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.