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Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

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

HUMPBACK COWRY

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.