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Updated 5/12/2013

Family Ranellidae

HAWAII

Monoplex mundus

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Koke'e Beach tidepool, Oahu

CLEAR TRITON

Fairly common under stones in shallow water.  Exterior cream, aperture and columella white.  Attains 1.5 inch.  Hawaii, Indo-West Pacific, Tropical Western Atlantic.  Erroneously reported from Hawaii as the Western Pacific Cymatium gemmatum, which is darker and more elongate.