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Updated 10/10/2012

Family Muricidae

HAWAII

Reishia armigera

Kahe Pt., Oahu, 10 feet, 59mm

 

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 25 feet

 

 

 

Portlock, Oahu, 15 feet

 

 

 

Sea Cave, Oahu, 45 feet

 

 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 15 feet

ARMORED DRUPE or DYE SHELL

Fairly common on hard reef in the surf zone.  Shell thick, heavily encrusted with coralline algae, aperture pale orange.  Attains 4 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Thais armigera.