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Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

colinmorita

Date

September 20, 2014 10:23 AM HST

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fmoretzsohn

Date

March 17, 2002

Description

This is a live animal of the Tiger Cowrie, Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758, the type species of the genus Cypraea. It is one of the largest cowries, and one of the best known species by the public.

It has a wide geographic distribution in the tropical Indo-Pacific.The shell size varies quite a bit, from dwarfs at 38 mm to gigantic 153 mm. The largest specimens are usually found in Hawaii; they have been described as the form schilderiana Cate, 1961.

The Tiger Cowrie lives in shallow waters, up to about 20 meters.

See more about this species at the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) at:
http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216843

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fmoretzsohn

Date

June 2, 2000

Description

Live animal of the Mole Cowrie, Talparia talpa Linnaeus, 1758, at the Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu, Hawaii.

This is a beautiful cowries with distinctive bluish to brown animal with thick papillae with white dots, and a shell that has caramel and brown bands, and a chocolate brown base. Unmistakable species.

It has a wide Indo-West Pacific distribution, and the Red Sea. The shell size range is 23 to 105 mm.

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Orangespine Unicornfish Naso lituratus

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colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 02:59 PM HST

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Moorish Idol Zanclus cornutus

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colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 02:37 PM HST

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Convict Surgeonfish Acanthurus triostegus

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colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 03:07 PM HST

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Spotted Boxfish Ostracion meleagris

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colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 02:39 PM HST

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Christmas Wrasse Thalassoma trilobatum

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colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 03:08 PM HST

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Reef Triggerfish Rhinecanthus rectangulus

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colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 02:45 PM HST

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Raccoon Butterflyfish Chaetodon lunula

Observer

colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 02:39 PM HST

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Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens

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colinmorita

Date

September 13, 2014 03:08 PM HST

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Moorish idol Zanclus cornutus

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colinmorita

Date

September 7, 2014 11:50 AM HST

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Threadfin butterflyfish Chaetodon auriga

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colinmorita

Date

September 7, 2014 11:40 AM HST

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Manybar goatfish Parupeneus multifasciatus

Observer

colinmorita

Date

September 7, 2014 11:45 AM HST

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Bluefin Trevally Caranx melampygus

Observer

colinmorita

Date

September 7, 2014 11:45 AM HST

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Yellowfin Goatfish Mulloidichthys vanicolensis

Observer

colinmorita

Date

September 7, 2014 11:45 AM HST

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colinmorita

Date

September 6, 2014 09:42 AM HST

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Rougeplant Rivina humilis

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colinmorita

Date

August 31, 2014 04:45 PM HST

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Mimosa Acacia confusa

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colinmorita

Date

August 16, 2014 03:01 PM HST

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colinmorita

Date

August 16, 2014 04:50 PM HST

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Malay Apple Syzygium malaccense

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colinmorita

Date

June 28, 2014 05:00 PM HST

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colinmorita

Date

July 6, 2014 12:34 PM HST

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colinmorita

Date

July 20, 2014 05:07 PM HST

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davidr

Date

August 4, 2014

Place

Honolulu (Google, OSM)

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Great Frigatebird Fregata minor

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 10, 2012

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Hawaiian Gallinule Gallinula galeata ssp. sandvicensis

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 9, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 8, 2012

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 9, 2012

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Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 9, 2012

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Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 8, 2012