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Family Muricidae

HAWAII

Thais aperta 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 6 feet, 65mm

 

 

Lanai Lookout, Oahu

OPEN DRUPE

Fairly common on rocks in the surf zone.  Feeds upon limpetsAttains 4 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Formerly known as Purpura aperta.