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Cavolinia globulosa
(Gray, 1850)
 
Cavolinia globulosa: shell
Maximum size:  5 mm shell length.

Identification:  Shells of 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.

Natural history:  Shell fragments of Cavolinia globulosa are moderately common in sand samples.

Distribution:  Maui, Niihau and Midway: widespread in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes: Cavolinia mexicana (Collins, 1934), described from fossil material, may be a synonym.

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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