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Clio pyramidata
Linnaeus, 1767
 
Clio pyramidata
Maximum size:  10 mm shell length (Kay, 1979).

Identification:  Shells of this species are transparent-white. They have a flattened-pyramid shape with strong lateral keels.

Natural history:  Shells of Clio pyramidata are common in sand samples. Live animals may occasionally be seen at night in off-shore waters.

Distribution:  Big Island, Maui, Niihau, French Frigate Shoals and Midway: circumglobal.

Taxonomic notes:  Clio lanceolata Lesueur, 1813 is a synonym.

Photo:  Matthew D'Avella: side: 3 miles off the Kona Coast, Big Island; 12 m (40 ft) from the surface, at night; summer/fall, 2007.

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