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Conus (Virgiconus) moreleti

Kewalo, Oahu, 35 feet, 40mm

 

Makaha, Oahu, 20 feet, 38mm

MORELET'S CONE  

Common on reefs from 15 to 60 feet.  Smooth, slender olive green shell without distinct mid-body spiral or granules.  Spire is low and bumpy.  Attains 2 inches.  Animal reddish brown with distinctive orange, yellow, and black markings.  Sometimes confused with the much heavier Conus lividus.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.