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Updated 5/12/2013

Family Conidae

HAWAII

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

HAWAIIAN PENNIFORM CONE  

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.