Atys sp. #5
|Maximum size: 3.5 mm shell
shell of this species is more strongly inflated and thicker than
comparably sized shells of Atys
kuhnsi with a stronger columellar fold. Unlike shells of Atys
semistriatus, it is widest at
The one known
shell of Atys sp. #5 came
from beach drift near a moderately exposed accretion
platform inshore of a silty Halimeda
bed. Nothing is known about the living animal.
shell seems sufficiently different from other listed species to
suggest the presence of an additional Atys
sp. in Hawaii. However, there's a chance that it may ultimately prove to be in a different genus. It was first
recorded in Hawaii
by CP from a sand sample collected from Maalaea Bay, Maui in fall, 1987.
3.5 mm: beach drift; Maalaea Bay, Maui; fall, 1987.
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