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Unidentified Haminoeid #13
 
Unidentified Haminoeid #13
Maximum size:  7 mm.

Identification:  This species has a thin, straw-colored shell with only a few faint, spiral stria on its apex and base. The animal is translucent-cream decorated with clusters of white flecks and short, randomly distributed brown lines. Older animals tend to be darker. It may be distinguished from Limulatys muscarius and Unidentified Haminoeid #15 by its thinner shell and lack of prominent apical and basal striae.

Natural history:  Unidentified Haminoeid #13 is a moderately common species found in rocky habitats from < 1 to 9 m (< 3 to 30 ft). It occurs at moderately protected to highly exposed sites and lays a spherical, cream egg mass that hatches in two to three days in the laboratory.

Distribution:  Maui, Oahu, Kauai and French Frigate Shoals: widely distributed in the western & central Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  This species is listed as Haminoea sp. 3 in Gosliner, et. al., 2008. However, the form of its egg mass suggests that it may not be in that genus. Shells are present in various mixed lots at the Bishop Museum.

Photo:  CP: 4 mm: Mokolea Point, Maui: July 23, 2005.

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