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Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Talostolida) rashleighana 

 

Haleiwa, Oahu

RASHLEIGH'S COWRY

Very rare on red sponge under rocks, in dead coral, and caverns at deeper scuba depths.  Stout thick shell calloused on both sides.  Attains 1 inch.  Endemic to Hawaii.