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Family Conidae

HAWAII

Conus (Protostioconus) obscurus

Ala Wai, Oahu, 80 feet, 29mm

 

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet, 13mm

 

Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

DUSKY CONE  

Fairly common in sand under stones or within dead coral at scuba depths.  Thin purplish-gray shell with brown blotches and flaring aperture.  Attains 1 inch.  Feeds upon small fishes, sting may be dangerous.  Animal is flesh-colored with brown markings.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.