young, 1.8 mm
|Maximum size: 5 mm.
species has a thin, transparent, barrel-shaped shell without
spiral striae. The animal is translucent-cream decorated with irregular
brown lines and clusters of white flecks. The brown lines usually form
marginal and central brown bands on the head shield.
Natural history: Unidentified Haminoeid #14 is
a common species found in rocky habitats. It occurs at highly protected
exposed sites at depths of < 1 to 29 m (< 3 to 95 ft) and
lays a spherical, white egg mass anchored in algal turf. The eggs hatch
in about three days in the laboratory.
Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Midway: also known from southern Japan and French
Carlson suggests on the Sea
Forum that this species is not in the genus Haminoea and the form of the egg mass
may support that conclusion. Recent DNA work also suggests that it's outside that genus. (Manuel Malaquais, pers. com.)
3.5 mm: found by PF; Whaler's Village, Kaanapali, Maui; April 22, 2007.
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