Unidentified Ellobiid sp. #1
|Maximum size: 3.3 mm shell
shell of this species is oval with a
constricted base. Young shells are transparent-white while older shells
are stained with brown. There are three folds on the columella (the
apical fold week) and fine spiral striae. The outer lip is thickened
medially but lacks an obvious fold.
shells of unidentified ellobiid sp. #1 are rare in beach drift.
This species is listed in Severns, 2011 as Ophicardelus sp. 1. However, it seems closer to shells labelled Microtralia
sp. on-line. So, we've decided to leave is as un. sp. #1 pending
further work. It seems likely that unidentified ellobiids #1, #2, and #3
are in the
composite photo, two shells; largest 2.8 mm: left--beach drift, Hana
Bay, Maui; fall, 1988: right--beach drift, Mokuleia Bay, Maui; fall,
Observations and comments:
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