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Updated 9/22/2012

Family Conidae


Conus (Puncticulis) pulicarius

Punalu'u, Oahu, 6 feet, 52mm


Punalu'u, Oahu, 6 feet, 41mm


Kaiona, Oahu, 6 feet, 67mm


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 15 feet, 48mm


Punalu'u, Oahu, 6 feet, 37mm


Kaiona, Oahu, 6 feet, 57mm


Mokapu, Oahu, 15 feet, 56mm


Mokapu, Oahu, 15 feet, 57mm


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 40 feet


Sea Tiger, Oahu, 120 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 70 feet

Kahalu'u tidepool, Hawaii, 3 feet


Juveniles are abundant in sand adjacent to reefs at scuba depths while adults are uncommon in shallow water.  Easily found by following tracks created as they crawl through the sand.  Spire is coronated, flat or tall and conical.  Pattern and number of black spots varies considerably among individuals.  Attains 3.5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.