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Diacavolinia longirostris
(de Blainville, 1821)
 
Diacavolinia longirostris
Maximum size:  8 mm.

Identification:  Shells of this species are transparent-violet and have an elongate rostrum. The above photo shows the wing-like extensions of the mantle characteristic of live cavolinids.

Natural history: Fragments of Diacavolinia longirostris shells are moderately common in sand samples.

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

Taxonomic notes:  ( )

Photo:  PF: 8 mm: Makena, Maui; July 21, 1995.

Observations and comments:

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