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Updated 3/19/2014

Family Conidae

HAWAII

Conus (Rhizoconus) rattus

Ma'ili Point, Oahu, 20 feet, 48mm

 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 3 feet, 44mm

 

Sunset Beach, Oahu, 15 feet, 46mm

 

Ala Moana, Oahu, 3 feet, 44mm

 

Ala Moana, Oahu, 3 feet, 33mm

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Kaupo Bay, Oahu, 6 feet

Kaupo Bay, Oahu, 6 feet

 

Diamond Head, Oahu

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 

 



Sand Island, Oahu, 3 feet

RAT CONE  

Fairly common on shallow reefs and tidepools.  Spire smooth, shell glossy, olive to purplish brown with white blotches and dots, aperture purple and white.  Attains 2.5 inches.  Animal greenish black.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.