Acteocina hawaiensis Pilsbry, 1921
|Maximum size: 4.2 mm
(extrapolated from shell length).
This acteocinid has a translucent-white shell with broad spiral bands
of opaque white. The shell has fine axial ribs and spiral striae with a
convex shoulder. The height of the spire is variable. Living animals
have translucent cream bodies with faint white flecks.
is a moderately common burrowing species. It may be found in sand
patches and sand-saturated algal turf at moderately protected to
moderately exposed sites at depths of 1-6 m (3-20 ft). It may also be
found in Halimeda kanaloana
beds to depths
of at least 15 m (49 ft).
Maui, Oahu and French Frigate Shoals: also recorded from French
The photo of this species in Kay, 1979 is mislabeled as Acteocina sandwicensis. It was first reported from Hawaii in Pilsbry, 1921.
2.2 mm: Hekili Point, Maui; Oct. 11, 2007.
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