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Family Neritidae

HAWAII

Nerita plicata

Portlock, Oahu

PLEATED NERITE

Rare in the high intertidal zone of Hawaii but common elsewhere.  Color varies from white to brown, often with black speckles.  Attains 3/4 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.