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Updated 8/22/2013

Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Nucleolaria) granulata granulata  

Adult, Lana'i, 25 feet, 33mm

 

Subadult, Lana'i, 25 feet, 23mm

 

Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 15 feet



Ma'alaea Bay, Maui

GRANULATED COWRY

Uncommon under rocks at scuba depths.  Dull rusty brown and flattened, juveniles are inflated and glossy.  Extremities are short compared to Cypraea nucleus.  Attains 1.75 inch.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Cypraea granulata cassiaui is endemic to French Polynesia.