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updated 9/9/2012

Family Ranellidae

HAWAII

Monoplex comptus

Oahu, 250 feet

DWARF TRITON

Rare in sand or rubble deeper than 150 feet.  Shell lightweight, siphonal canal elongate, recurved, aperture white.  Attains 1.5 inch.  Hawaii, Indo-West Pacific, Tropical Western Atlantic.  Erroneously reported from Hawaii as Cymatium vespaceum.