Cavolinia globulosa (Gray, 1850)
|Maximum size: 5 mm shell
this species are transparent amber with slightly darker
are strongly inflated with a short, sharply curved apex. Animals are translucent-cream with amber highlights.
Shell fragments of
are moderately common in sand samples. Live animals are seen occasionally at night in off-shore waters.
Big Island, Maui, Niihau and Midway: widespread in the Indo-Pacific.
Taxonomic notes: Cavolinia
mexicana (Collins, 1934), described from fossil material, may be
Photo: Jeff Milisen (in A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii): off the Kona Coast, Big Island; Jan. 1, 2019.
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