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Family Trochidae

HAWAII

Trochus intextus  

Kaunolu Bay tidepool, Lana'i

 

Portlock, Oahu, 20 feet

HAWAIIAN or WOVEN TOP

Common under stones on sand in shallow water.  Feeds upon filamentous algae.  Operculum thin and yellow.  Attains 1.25 inch.  Probably endemic to Hawaii with close relative in the Western Pacific.