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Kauai Conus - chromodoris - 03-28-2008

These cones were taken under coral rubble in Kauai.  The smaller one was crabbed but the larger one (~40mm) was taken alive and is in great condition.  I labeled them as C. pennaceus but I've seen various other names out there (C. espiscopus, C. magnificus, etc.)  Is the Hawaiian species C. pennaceus?
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Kauai Conus - dave r - 03-30-2008

Yes, they are Conus pennaceus. Conus episcopatus and magnificus do not occur in Hawaii. Conus episcopus is a form of pennaceus that lives only in Mauritius.