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Family Conidae

HAWAII

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

OAK CONE  

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.