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Updated 2/7/2013

Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

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

ALISON'S COWRY

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.