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|Rarely found alive under dead coral at depths exceeding 50 feet.
Janetta Napp kept this in her aquarium and noted that it would emerge from
hiding and crawl about, actively sensing the environment with a siphon as
long as the shell width. I suspect it feeds upon
carrion as the behavior resembles that of
Nassariids, or tiny mobile
largest and most heavily sculpted of four species in Hawaii, live
specimens coated with tufted periostracum. Attains 0.75 inch.
Hawaii & the Indo-West Pacific.