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Updated 3/31/2013

Family Cypraeidae


Cypraea (Cribrarula) gaskoini  

Makaha, Oahu, 25 feet, 22mm


Haleiwa, Oahu


Juvenile, Makaha, Oahu, 35 feet


Makaha, Oahu, 35 feet


Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet



Uncommon in caverns with red sponge at scuba depths.  Mantle of live animals match sponge on which they feed.  Attains 1.5 inch.  Endemic to Hawaii.