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Cowries

Gaskoin's Cowry

Cribrarula gaskoini

(1: First Cathedral, Lanai)


Groove-Tooth Cowry

Lyncina sulcidentata

   
(1: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 2: Niihau Arches, Niihau / 3-4: Hale O Honu, Kauai)

Here's why it's called a groove-tooth cowry:
(1: Hale O Honu, Kauai)


Humpback Cowry

Mauritia mauritiana

(1: Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona)


Mole Cowry

Talparia talpa

(1: Mala Pier, Maui)

This one was sleepy and didn't fully emerge from its shell.


Reticulated Cowry

Mauritia maculifera

 
(1-2: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)


Tiger Cowry

Cypraea tigris

        
(1: Shark Pit, Maui / 2-3: Three Fingers, Kauai / 4: Kanaka Nui, Kauai / 5-6: Mala Pier, Maui / 7: First Cathedral, Lanai / 8: Niihau Arches, Niihau / 9: Hale O Honu, Kauai)