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Cuvierina columella
(Rang, 1827)
 
Cuverina columella: shell
Maximum size:  8 mm shell length.

Identification:  This species has a cylindrical, transparent-white shell with a flattened aperture and blunt apex.

Natural history:  Fragments of  Cuvierina columella shells are moderately rare in sand samples.

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

Taxonomic notes:  The photo labeled Creseis sp. in Kay, 1979 is this species.

Photo:  CP: 8 mm: composite photo, same shell: south west of Kaula Rock, Niihau; Vanderbilt Pacific Equatorial Expedition; 1951; photographed at CAS.

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