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Updated 5/12/2013

Family Conidae


Conus (Darioconus) leviteni 

Hau'ula, Oahu, 3 feet, 47mm

Hau'ula, Oahu, 3 feet, 39mm


Waimanalo, Oahu, 3 feet, 47mm


Lanikai, Oahu, 6 feet, 41mm


Malaekahana, Oahu, 4 feet, 35mm


Kapoho Point, Oahu, 1 foot, 36mm


form Elisae, Kauai, 29mm


Kaupo, Oahu, 3 feet


Common in sand under rocks in tidepools to depths of 15 feet.  White with reddish brown tented pattern, spire is flat to conical.  Coloration, pattern, and shell shape varies among individuals.  Juveniles settle where they hatch unlike most cones.  Attains 3 inches.  Animal is tan with brown mottling, siphon is tipped with red, white and black.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Formerly known in Hawaii as Conus pennaceus.