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https://flic.kr/p/buHyQK | Trochus histrio

https://flic.kr/p/buHyQK | Trochus histrio

https://flic.kr/p/bzaPnU | Turbo sandwicensis | Synonyms: Turbo semicostatus, T. semicostatus, T. intercostalis, Marmorostoma intercostalium.  Common Name: Hawaiian Turban.  Adult Size: 90 mm.  Location: T. sandwicensis was described from the Hawaiian Islands. Although the Hawaiian shells resemble T. argyrostomus Linnaeus, 1758, which is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific, certain features are consistently distinctive. Within the Hawaiian chain, T. sandwicensis displays marked…

https://flic.kr/p/bzaPnU | Turbo sandwicensis | Synonyms: Turbo semicostatus, T. semicostatus, T. intercostalis, Marmorostoma intercostalium. Common Name: Hawaiian Turban. Adult Size: 90 mm. Location: T. sandwicensis was described from the Hawaiian Islands. Although the Hawaiian shells resemble T. argyrostomus Linnaeus, 1758, which is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific, certain features are consistently distinctive. Within the Hawaiian chain, T. sandwicensis displays marked…

https://flic.kr/p/buHCFH | Nerita picea | Synonyms: Neritina inscupta.  Common Name: Common Nerite, Pipipi Nerite.  Adult Size: 15 mm.  Location: N. picea was described from the Hawaiian Islands but has also been recorded from various localities in the Pacific (for example, Indonesia by Adam and Leloup, 1938). It seems to be very rare elsewhere in the Pacific, except at Johnston Island, where it is apparently as abundant as it is in Hawaii (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: N. picea is the dominant…

https://flic.kr/p/buHCFH | Nerita picea | Synonyms: Neritina inscupta. Common Name: Common Nerite, Pipipi Nerite. Adult Size: 15 mm. Location: N. picea was described from the Hawaiian Islands but has also been recorded from various localities in the Pacific (for example, Indonesia by Adam and Leloup, 1938). It seems to be very rare elsewhere in the Pacific, except at Johnston Island, where it is apparently as abundant as it is in Hawaii (Kay, 1979). Habitat: N. picea is the dominant…

https://flic.kr/p/bN4SWk | Nucleolaria nucleus | Synonyms: Cypraea (pustularia) nucleus, Cypraea nucleus gemmosa.  Common Name: Nuclear Cowrie.  Adult Size: 24 mm.  Location: C. nucleus is distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to Hawaii. It is apparently common in shallow water in the central Pacific (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: This species is rare in Hawaii, with living animals collected at depths of less than 1 m off Oahu (Kay and Weaver, 1963) and 7 m off Maui…

https://flic.kr/p/bN4SWk | Nucleolaria nucleus | Synonyms: Cypraea (pustularia) nucleus, Cypraea nucleus gemmosa. Common Name: Nuclear Cowrie. Adult Size: 24 mm. Location: C. nucleus is distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to Hawaii. It is apparently common in shallow water in the central Pacific (Kay, 1979). Habitat: This species is rare in Hawaii, with living animals collected at depths of less than 1 m off Oahu (Kay and Weaver, 1963) and 7 m off Maui…

https://flic.kr/p/bzasbE | Hipponix pilosus | Synonoym: Hipponix barbatus.  Common Name: Hoof Shell.  Location: H. pilosus occurs in both the tropical Atlantic and the topical eastern Pacific from the Gulf of California to Ecuador (Keen, 1971) (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: Specimens are common under rocks in shallow bays and on fringing reefs in the windward islands but are found only on Gardner Pinnacles in the leeward islands (Kay, 1979).   References: Kay, 1979: 178; Morris, 1966: 164

https://flic.kr/p/bzasbE | Hipponix pilosus | Synonoym: Hipponix barbatus. Common Name: Hoof Shell. Location: H. pilosus occurs in both the tropical Atlantic and the topical eastern Pacific from the Gulf of California to Ecuador (Keen, 1971) (Kay, 1979). Habitat: Specimens are common under rocks in shallow bays and on fringing reefs in the windward islands but are found only on Gardner Pinnacles in the leeward islands (Kay, 1979). References: Kay, 1979: 178; Morris, 1966: 164

https://flic.kr/p/bN57Pr | Heliacus variegatus | Synonyms: Torinia variegata depressa.  Location: This species occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific, from the Seychelles and Ceylon to the Marquesas Islands (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: H. variegatus is the most common of the architectonicids in Hawaiian waters. The animals are associated with sea anemones of the genus Palythoa to which they are attached by a thin mucous thread (Kay, 1979).  References: Kay, 1979: 99-100

https://flic.kr/p/bN57Pr | Heliacus variegatus | Synonyms: Torinia variegata depressa. Location: This species occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific, from the Seychelles and Ceylon to the Marquesas Islands (Kay, 1979). Habitat: H. variegatus is the most common of the architectonicids in Hawaiian waters. The animals are associated with sea anemones of the genus Palythoa to which they are attached by a thin mucous thread (Kay, 1979). References: Kay, 1979: 99-100

https://flic.kr/p/bN51A6 | Talparia talpa | Synonyms: Cypraea talpa, Cypraea talpa saturata.  Common Name: Mole Cowrie.  Adult Size: 87 mm.  Location: C. talpa is distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. It apparently has a shallow-water habitat elsewhere in its range (Steadman and Cotton, 1943; Bayer and Neurohr, 1946; Ingram, 1939b) (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: Rather uncommon, C. talpa occurs at depths of 1 to 20 m, usually in coral heads (Kay, 1979).  References: Kay, 1979: 200; Morris…

https://flic.kr/p/bN51A6 | Talparia talpa | Synonyms: Cypraea talpa, Cypraea talpa saturata. Common Name: Mole Cowrie. Adult Size: 87 mm. Location: C. talpa is distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. It apparently has a shallow-water habitat elsewhere in its range (Steadman and Cotton, 1943; Bayer and Neurohr, 1946; Ingram, 1939b) (Kay, 1979). Habitat: Rather uncommon, C. talpa occurs at depths of 1 to 20 m, usually in coral heads (Kay, 1979). References: Kay, 1979: 200; Morris…

https://flic.kr/p/buHua6 | Cellana exarata | Synonyms: Patella undatolirata, Helcioniscus exaratus.  Common Name: Black-foot Opihi, Black Limpet, Furrowed Limpet.  Adult Size: 55 mm.  Location: C. exarata has been recorded as far north as French Frigate Shoals in the leeward islands where it is found on La Perouse Pinnacle, but not on the calcareous shoreline of the atoll itself (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: C. exarata is found on basalt shorelines from the spray zone where it occurs with the…

https://flic.kr/p/buHua6 | Cellana exarata | Synonyms: Patella undatolirata, Helcioniscus exaratus. Common Name: Black-foot Opihi, Black Limpet, Furrowed Limpet. Adult Size: 55 mm. Location: C. exarata has been recorded as far north as French Frigate Shoals in the leeward islands where it is found on La Perouse Pinnacle, but not on the calcareous shoreline of the atoll itself (Kay, 1979). Habitat: C. exarata is found on basalt shorelines from the spray zone where it occurs with the…

https://flic.kr/p/buHAUc | Siphonaria normalis | Synonyms: Siphonaria amara.  Common Name: False Limpet.  Location: S. normalis is widely distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: These limpets live in the intertidal, below the nerites (Kay, 1979).  References: Kay, 1979: 493; Morris, 1966: 256.

https://flic.kr/p/buHAUc | Siphonaria normalis | Synonyms: Siphonaria amara. Common Name: False Limpet. Location: S. normalis is widely distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific (Kay, 1979). Habitat: These limpets live in the intertidal, below the nerites (Kay, 1979). References: Kay, 1979: 493; Morris, 1966: 256.

https://flic.kr/p/buHdZV | Coralliophila monodonta | Synonym: Quoyula madreporarum  Common Name: Quoy's Coral Shell.  Adult Size: 32 mm.  Location: Q. madreporarum apparently occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific, and is also known from the west coast of the Americas (Keen, 1958) (Kay, 1979).  Habitat: Specimens are common in both shallow and deep water. The animals live embedded on coral and their shells are contoured as is the substrate; they deposit a shelly plate at the side of the…

https://flic.kr/p/buHdZV | Coralliophila monodonta | Synonym: Quoyula madreporarum Common Name: Quoy's Coral Shell. Adult Size: 32 mm. Location: Q. madreporarum apparently occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific, and is also known from the west coast of the Americas (Keen, 1958) (Kay, 1979). Habitat: Specimens are common in both shallow and deep water. The animals live embedded on coral and their shells are contoured as is the substrate; they deposit a shelly plate at the side of the…

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