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Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Purpuradusta) fimbriata waikikiensis 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 40 feet, 13mm

 

Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

 

HAWAIIAN FRINGED COWRY

Common in dead coral and under stones at scuba depths.  Shell small and cylindrical with purple tips, animal bright orange.  Attains 1/2 inch.  Endemic Hawaiian subspecies, parent species occurs throughout the Indo-Pacific.