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HAWAII

Conus (Lithoconus) leopardus

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 6 feet, 136mm

 

Punalu'u, Oahu, 6 feet, 112mm

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 3 feet

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 35 feet

Egg cases, Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Juvenile, Midway Lagoon, 20 feet

Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 35 feet

LEOPARD CONE  

Locally common on sandy reefs to 60 feet.  Large shells gradually lose their spots.  Spire is grooved, periostracum thick in adults.  Attains 10 inches.  Animal is mottled tan and brown.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.