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Updated 6/15/2024

Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Cypraea (Luria) tessellata 

Laniakea, Oahu, 70 feet, 30mm

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 29mm

 

Juvenile, Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet, 30mm

 

Subadult, SE Oahu, 60 feet

 

Guarding eggs, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

CHECKERED COWRY

Uncommon under rocks or in holes at scuba depths.  Inflated shell with protruding extremities and fine teeth.  Attains 2 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.