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Family Conidae

HAWAII

Conus (Rhombiconus) imperialis

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 4 feet, 73mm

 

Waikiki, Oahu, 5 feet, 75mm

 

Ala Moana, Oahu, 3 feet, 93mm

 

Ma'ili Point, Oahu, 20 feet, 54mm

 

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet, 31mm

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet

 

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 20 feet

IMPERIAL CONE  

Fairly common on reefs to 100 feet.  Shell heavy, gray with brown blotches and black & white spiral dashes, spire is coronated, animal red.  Attains 4 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.