The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.
Conus hebraeus, Linne
Conus hebraeus, Linne.
Tryon, loc.cit., p. 20, pl. v., figs. 75, 77; pl. xxvii., fig. 13; Garrett, loc. cit., pp. 354, 360.
Abundant on the outer reef in rock pools at Funafuti, and I noted it also at Nukulailai.
Garrett cites this from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Gilberts, Carolines, Cook's, Society, Paumotus, and Hawaii. Crosse and Marie quote it from New Caledonia. In this Museum it is shown from the Louisiades, Erromanga, New Hebrides, and Lord Howe Island.
The native name on Funafuti is "miri." At Port Moresby the natives call it "ahukura."