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HAWAII

Conus (Harmoniconus) nanus

Kahe Point, Oahu, 15 feet, 18mm

 

DWARF CONE  

Uncommon on intertidal benches, tidepools, and reefs.  Base is dark blue and the body whorl is devoid of spiral cords.  Attains 3/4 inch.  Animal is pink and white.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Conus paukstisi has rows of spiral granules halfway up the body whorl.  Both were formerly known in Hawaii as Conus sponsalis.