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Family Cypraeidae


Cypraea (Mauritia) mauritiana

Makapu'u, Oahu, 2 feet, 81mm


Kahe Point, Oahu, 30 feet

Juvenile, Makapu'u, Oahu, 2 feet, 62mm


Kahe Point, Oahu, 30 feet


Makapu'u, Oahu, 10 feet


Subadult, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Juvenile, Puako tidepool, Hawaii


Locally common on basalt cliffs and seawalls exposed to heavy surf.  Perfect shells are rare.  Attains at least 4 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.