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Family Conidae


Conus (Calamiconus) quercinus

Ala Moana, Oahu, 4 feet, 105mm


Juvenile, Ala Wai, Oahu, 75 feet, 24mm


Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet


Haleiwa, Oahu, 30 feet

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 40 feet


Locally common in sand or mud to at least 250 feet.  Juveniles prefer deep water.  Shell broad and heavy in adults, spire smooth with concave profile tapering to sharp point.  Periostracum thick in adults.  Color cream or yellow with fine spirals of brown most prominent in juveniles.  Attains 5 inches.  Animal tan or brown mottled with black.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.