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Updated 5/12/2013

Family Turbinidae


Turbo sandwicensis   

Wailupe, Oahu, 3 feet


Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii



Koke'e Beach tidepool, Oahu


Common under stones in shallow water.  Interior composed of mother-of-pearl, operculum domes & calcareous, shells from the NWHI may be loosely coiled and attain 4 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Related to the Indo-West Pacific Turbo argyrostomus, which also occurs at Midway Atoll.