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HAWAII

Conus (Harmoniconus) paukstisi 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 15 feet, 22mm

 

Mokuleia, Oahu, 1 foot, 18mm

 

Mokuleia, Oahu, 1 foot, 12mm

 

Mokuleia, Oahu, 1 foot, 16mm

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 25 feet

Pursuing worm prey

HAWAIIAN DWARF CONE  

Abundant on intertidal benches, tidepools, and reefs.  Shell white with none to many brown flecks, base and aperture brown, spire and body whorl with spiral cords.  Attains 1 inch.  Animal is pink and white.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Conus nanus has a purplish-blue base and aperture, and smooth body whorl lacking spiral cords.  Both were formerly known in Hawaii as Conus sponsalis.