The “Pele’s Murex” is an endemic muricid of Hawaii well known for its vibrant colour variations and highly sought-after by collectors. The colour ranges from white to yellow, orange, pink, red, purple etc., and a colour set of quality specimens makes a wonderous display.
It is usually treated as a Hawaiian subspecies of Homalocantha anatomica but is considered by some to be a separate full species. It is an uncommon carnivorous gastropod inhabiting a bathymetric range of around -10~50m. Typical shell length around 45mm, very large specimens may exceed 60mm. – From Chong Chen’s post
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