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Updated 2/7/2013

Family Cypraeidae


Cypraea (Blasicrura) pellucens pellucens

Sand Is., Oahu, 10 feet, 29mm


100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 85 feet



Juvenile, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 4 feet

Sand Island, Oahu, 12 feet


Puako, Hawaii


Fairly common on red sponge in dead coral heads, under slabs, and caverns.  Lacks dark spots on base, calloused only on outer lip.  Attains 2.5 inches.  Hawaii and the Central Pacific.  Formerly reported from Hawaii as Cypraea teres and Cypraea alisonae.