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Updated 9/22/2012

Family Conidae

HAWAII

Conus (Rhizoconus) miles

Ala Moana, Oahu, 2 feet, 61mm

 

Mokapu, Oahu, 10 feet, 51mm

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 26mm

 

Ft. Kamehemeha, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Kahala, Oahu, 40 feet

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 40 feet

SOLDIER CONE  

Locally common on reefs to 100 feet.  Alternating bands of cream and brown with black base and fine wavy brown lines.  Aperture is purple and white.  Attains 3 inches.  Animal greenish black.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.