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Evalina eclecta
(Pilsbry, 1918)
 
Evalea eclecta: shell
Maximum size:  4.6 mm shell length.

Identification:  This species has a slender white shell with very fine spiral striae and one columellar fold.

Natural history:  The shells of Evalina eclecta are moderately common in beach drift and may be found in subtidal sand samples to at least 52 m (170 ft). Live animals are occasionally found in shallow rocky habitats. According to Kay (1979), it occurs from tide pools to depths of 26 m (85 ft) and may be found under the valves of Isognomon perna.

Distribution:  Maui, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  This species is listed in Kay, 1979 as Evalea peasei (Dautzenberg & Bouge, 1933) and in Severns, 2011 as Evalea eclecta. It's also probably listed in Severns, 2011 as Eulimella nematoderma (in our opinion, the illustrated shell falls within the range of variation for E. eclecta and Kay, 1979 was probably correct in synonymizing Odostomia eclecta nematoderma with Odostomia eclecta).

Photo:  CP: composite photo, two shells; largest 4.1 mm: beach drift, Hana Bay, Maui; fall, 1989.

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