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Family Cypraeidae


Cypraea (Lyncina) lynx

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 4 feet, 48mm


Juvenile, Mokapu, Oahu, 2 feet, 39mm


Very rare in Hawaii under slabs in shallow water, but common throughout the Indo-Pacific.  Heavy shell with an abruptly-flattened base and orange teeth.  Juveniles are white reticulated with orange.  Attains 2.5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.