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updated 9/9/2012

Family Ranellidae

HAWAII

Monoplex aquatilis

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 25 feet

COSMOPOLITAN HAIRY TRITON

Rare in Hawaii at scuba depths, usually inhabited by a hermit crab.  Aperture pale orange, columella lined orange & white, wider and more pale than Monoplex intermedius.  Attains 3 inches.  Tropics worldwide.  Formerly known as Cymatium aquatile.