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Embolus inflatus
(d'Orbigny, 1836)
 
Limacina inflatus: shell
Maximum size:  0.9 m shell diameter.

Identification:  Shells of this species have a depressed spire. The body whorl is strongly inflated and the lip extends as an elongated point.

Natural history:  Shells of Embolus inflatus are moderately common in sand samples.

Distribution:  Maui and Midway: circumtropical.

Taxonomic notes:  Limacina inflata was moved to the genus Embolus in Corse, et. al., 2013.

Photo:  CP: 0.8 mm x 0.9 mm: from a sand sample provided by Mike Severns and PF; off Makena, Maui; Dec. 4, 1991.

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