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Updated 3/31/2013

Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Cribrarula) gaskoini  

Makaha, Oahu, 25 feet, 22mm

 

Haleiwa, Oahu

 

Juvenile, Makaha, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Makaha, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

 

GASKOIN'S COWRY

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.