Cavolinia globulosa (Gray, 1850)
|Maximum size: 5 mm shell
this species are transparent amber with slightly darker
highlights (shells in the above photo affected by preservative). They
are strongly inflated with a short, sharply curved apex.
Shell fragments of
are moderately common in sand samples.
Maui, Niihau and Midway: widespread in the Indo-Pacific.
Taxonomic notes: Cavolinia
mexicana (Collins, 1934), described from fossil material, may be
Photo: CP: 5
mm: composite photo, same shell: south west of Kaula Rock;
Vanderbilt Pacific Equatorial Expedition; 1951; photographed at CAS.
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