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Family Nassaridae

HAWAII

Nassarius silvardi

Ala Wai, Oahu, 200 feet

SILVARD'S BASKET SHELL

Uncommon in sand and rubble at scuba depths.  Light brown with strong spiral cords and microscopic axial striae between.  Attains 3/4 inch.  Hawaii to Indonesia.  Formerly known in Hawaii as one form of Nassarius pauperus.