Vote For Homalopoma verruca

(Niʻihau) Homalopoma verruca: Although not a land snail, Niʻihau is known for their Niʻihau shells. Although there are several species used for lei and none are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, Homalopoma verruca stands out by being first described from Hawaiʻi. Additionally, these shells are known as Kahelelani (royal going; name of first chief of Niʻihau). These shells were worn by chiefs and as the smallest of Niʻihau shells, they were the most difficult to make into lei, therefore, being one of the most precious shells from Niʻihau