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Sea Snails and Bivalves

Pinctada margaritifera

      
(1: Red Hill, Maui / 2: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 3: Kanaka Nui, Kauai / 4: Secret Wreck, Oahu / 5: Camp One, Kauai / 6: Pyramid Point, Lehua / 7: Buoy 2, Kauai)


Brilliant Drupe

Drupa rubusidaeus

 
(1: Pipe Dream, Kona / 2: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai)


Cliff Oyster

Spondylus violacescens

  
(1: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 2-3: Three Fingers, Kauai)


Cymbal Bubble Shell

Haminoea cymbalum

(1: Hoover's, Kona)

This is a small clear-shelled snail with a green, orange, and white body.  The one in the image is tiny - maybe 2mm long.


Flea Cone

Conus pulicarius

(1: Harbor Ledges, Kauai)


Horned Helmet

Cassis cornuta

     
(1-2: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 3: Golden Arches, Kona / 4-5: Amber's Arches, Kauai / 6: Dog Beach, Kona)

These eat urchins.  This series of pictures took less than 30 seconds:
     
(1-6: Dog Beach, Kona)

This one left a crushed urchin test in its trail:
(1: Dog Beach, Kona)


Imperial Cone

Conus imperialis

(1: Mile Marker 4, Kona)


Lance Augur

Hastula lanceata

(1: Mala Pier, Maui)


Marbled Cone

Conus marmoreus

(1: Kaloko Arches, Kona)


Marlinspike Augur

Terebra maculata

  
(1: Inner Crater, Molokini / 2: Stone House, Kauai / 3: Kua Bay, Kona)


Perforated Cone

Conus pertusus

(1: The Dome, Kona)


Pimpled Basket

Nassarius papillosus

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


Punctured Miter

Mitra stictica

 
(1: Fast Lanes, Kauai / 2: Mile Marker 4, Kona)


Spicer's Cone

Conus spiceri

(1: Harbor Ledges, Kauai)


Triton's Trumpet

Charonia tritonis

   
(1: Pentagon, Kona / 2-3: Plate Lunch, Kauai / 4: Turtle Heaven, Kona)

Triton's Trumpet is one of the few species that eats crown-of-thorns stars.


White-Spotted Auger

Terebra guttata

(1: Kua Bay, Kona)