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Family Cypraeidae

HAWAII

Cypraea (Lyncina) vitellus

Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet, 41mm

 

Harbor, Midway Atoll, 10 feet

 CALF COWRY

Rare in murky bays and harbors of Hawaii but common elsewhere.  Thick shell with fine striations visible on the side.  Attains 3 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.