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Updated 3/10/2013

Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Lyncina) sulcidentata   

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 35mm

 

Puako, Hawaii, 20 feet

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 40 feet

GROOVE-TOOTHED COWRY

Fairly common under rocks or in holes at scuba depths.  Inflated shell with tan base and large, deeply-incised teeth on the outer lip.  Attains 3 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.