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Colinatys
sp. #1
 
Diaphans sp. #1
Maximum size:  2.6 mm.

Identification:  This species has a stout, transparent shell reticulated with opaque white lines. The animal is translucent cream.

Natural history:  Colinatys sp. #1 is a moderately rare species found in rocky habitats at depths of 1-15 m (3-49 ft). Shells from sand samples extend the depth range to at least 61 m (200 ft). It has been recorded from moderately protected to moderately exposed sites.

Distribution:  Maui and Midway: widely distributed in the western & central Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  This species was first recorded in Hawaii from Kapalua Bay, Maui by CP on May 27, 1997. It was formerly placed in the family Diaphanidae as Diaphana sp. #1.

Photo:  CP: 1.5 mm: Airport Beach, Maui; Oct. 31, 2007.

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