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Family Muricidae

HAWAII

Vexilla vexillum

Ala Moana, Oahu, 3 feet, 22mm

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

On Rock-boring Urchin, Makapu'u intertidal, Oahu 

FLAG or RIBBON VEXILLA

Uncommon, parasitic on Rock-boring urchins in shallow water.  Usually attached to underside of host.  Attains 1 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.