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Updated 9/22/2012

Family Conidae

HAWAII

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

FLEA CONE  

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.