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Cleotrivia globosa (Gray in G. B. Sowerby II, 1832)
 
Cleotrivia globosa
Maximum size:  4 mm shell length (Severns, 2011).

Identification:  In mature animals the mantle is dusky gray with light brown patches on the simple tubercles. Occasionally, it may show a greenish tinge dorsally. The upper surface of the body is similar in color to the mantle but the foot is translucent cream with orange flecks. The foot is truncated posteriorly. Shells are white and globular. Size at maturity is variable (2.8-4 mm shell length based on my material and Severns, 2011).

Natural history:  Cleotrivia globosa is a moderately rare species found occasionally in Halimeda kanaloana beds at a depth of 5-9 m (15-30 ft).

Distribution:  Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  It's listed in Kay, 1979, as Trivia globosa. It may also be listed in Severns, 2011 as Cleotrivia pilula. Differences between the two, as illustrated, may be due to differences in size at maturity.

Photo:  CP: found by PF; Kenolio Park, Maui; Dec. 5, 2014.

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