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Family Cypraeidae


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, Peek-a-boo, Midway Atoll, 30 feet


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