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Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Ovatipsa) chinensis amiges

Oahu, Hawaii

CLEAR CHINESE COWRY

Rare in Hawaii on red sponge under slabs at scuba depths, more common elsewhere.  Cream with orange teeth, purple dots and green reticulated dorsum.  Non-Hawaiian shells are cylindrical & comparatively lightweight.  Attains 2 inches.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.