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Updated 12/16/2013

Family Conidae

HAWAII

Conus (Cylinder) textile

Hau'ula, Oahu, 6 feet

 

Mokapu, Oahu, 50 feet, 65mm

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Octopus bite

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 110 feet

 

Kea`au, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Haleiwa, Oahu, 11mm

 



Juvenile, Magic Island, Oahu, 30 feet


Juvenile, Magic Island, Oahu, 30 feet

TEXTILE CONE  

Uncommon in sand under slabs at scuba depths.  Shell is light with concave spire, white with golden blotches and dark brown tented pattern.  Attains 4 inches.  Feeds upon cowries and other snails at night, sting is potentially lethal to humans.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.