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Casmaria erinaceus kalosmodix

Image of <i>Casmaria erinaceus</i> ssp. <i>kalosmodix</i> (Melvill 1883)

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Polynesian bonnetCassididaeRange: Red Sea to Southern Japan, Micronesia, Polynesia, and MelanesiaIndigenous, but rare in the Hawaiian IslandsCollected on OahuThis specimen is 1 7/8 in.; 4.5 cm. and immature. However, they can grow to 4 in.; 10 cm.Dorsal viewwww.flickr.com/photos/dweickhoff/8426680173/in/datetaken-...Please note: I do not collect or trade sea shells any longer. For me, the value of the animal is far greater than the shell it possess.

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