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Updated 8/8/2013

Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Monetaria) caputophidii 

 

Mokapu, Oahu, 1 foot, 23mm

 

Juvenile, Puako, Hawaii, 2 feet, 26mm

 

Puako tidepool, Hawaii

Kaunolu Bay tidepool, Lana'i

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu 

Juvenile, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu 

 

Juvenile, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Kaunolu Bay tidepool, Lana'i

Juvenile, Kahalu'u tidepool, Hawaii

 

Juvenile, Onekahakaha tidepool, Hawaii

 


Kaunolu tidepool, Lana'i
 

HAWAIIAN SNAKEHEAD COWRY

Abundant on shallow reefs & tidepools.  Found in sea urchin pits on wave benches or under stones.  Juveniles are gray with a wide brown band.  Attains 1.75 inch.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Formerly known in Hawaii as the Indo-Pacific Cypraea caputserpentis.