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Family Conidae


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



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.