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Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea cicercula takahashii 

North Shore, Oahu, 30 feet

HAWAIIAN CHICK-PEA COWRY

Rare in rubble or caverns at scuba depths.  More inflated and extremities narrower than Cypraea mauiensisAttains 1/2 inch.  Endemic Hawaiian subspecies.