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Conus (Rhizoconus) pertusus

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 18mm

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 31mm

 

PERFORATED CONE  

Fairly common in dead coral from 45 to 300 feet.  Shell light, salmon to maroon with white spire and broken midbody spiral, may have beaded spiral cords.  Attains 1.5 inches.  Animal is light yellow with black speckles.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.