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Conus (Cylinder) retifer

Hawaii, 40 feet, 66mm


Hawaii, 40 feet, 47mm


Rare in sand under slabs deeper than 30 feet.  Fairly common at Midway.  Inflated heavy shell, pinkish white with gold & black axial bands, aperture lavender.  Attains 3 inches.  Feeds upon snails, venom may be dangerous.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.