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Conus (Pionoconus) striatus oahuensis 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 105mm


Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 112mm


Mahi Wreck, Oahu, 85 feet


Kaena Point, Oahu, 25 feet


Haleiwa, Oahu



Uncommon in sand under coral slabs at 20 to 60 feet, usually exposed at night.  Elongate pinkish-white shell with brown or purplish spirals forming flame-like axial streaks.  Spire is depressed and spirally grooved, body whorl constricted.  Attains 5 inches.  Animal is tan mottled with brown.  Feeds upon sleeping reef fishes and sting is potentially lethal to humans.  Endemic Hawaiian subspecies.