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Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Erosaria) cernica cernica

Hawaii, 40 feet, 28mm

WAXY COWRY

Rare at depths greater than 60 feet.  Orange dorsum has small diffuse white spots, extremities with faint brown spots.  Base is white and lateral callus is pitted.  Attains 1.75 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.