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Family Muricidae, Subfamily Coralliophilinae

HAWAII

Quoyula monodonta

Makaha, Oahu, 25 feet, 29mm

SINGLE-TOOTHED CORAL-LOVING SHELL

Fairly common on large Pocillopora coral.  Heavily encrusted with coralline algae.  Attains 1.5 inch.  Formerly known as Quoyula madreporarum.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Tropical Eastern Pacific.