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Family Conidae


Conus (Virroconus) ebraeus

Ala Moana, Oahu, 2 feet, 45mm


Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 3 feet, 42mm


Malaekahana, Oahu, 4 feet, 39mm


Makapu'u, Oahu, 2 feet, 36mm


Malaekahana, Oahu, 2 feet, 28mm



Laying eggs, Kapoho Tidepool, Hawaii, 3 feet


Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Common on shallow reefs and tidepools.  Pattern varies considerably among individuals, often badly scarred or eroded.  Animal is striped black and tan and siphon has a red tip.  Attains record size of 3 inches in Hawaii.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.