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HAWAII

Conus (Virgiconus) flavidus

Ala Moana, Oahu, 2 feet, 49mm

 

Waikiki, Oahu, 4 feet, 42mm

 

Barbers Point, Oahu, 20 feet, 40mm

 

Ma'ili Point, Oahu, 20 feet, 36mm

 

Barbers Point, Oahu, 20 feet, 54mm

GOLDEN-YELLOW CONE  

Common on reefs, tidepools, and sand pockets to 15 feet.  Spire is low and smooth, aperture purple.  Shell is golden yellow with white mid-body spiral and purple base.  Attains 2.5 inches.  Animal is tan mottled with brown, siphon banded with black and yellow.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.