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Updated 12/16/2012

Family Nassaridae

HAWAII

Nassarius papillosus

Ala Moana, Oahu, 50 feet, 45mm

 

South Kona, Hawaii

Waikiki Aquarium

PIMPLED BASKET SHELL

Fairly common in sand under dead coral at scuba depths.  Animal white splashed with black.  Feeds upon carrion.  Attains 2 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.