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Unidentified Haminoeid #5
 
Unidentified Haminoeid #5
Maximum size:  2 mm (excluding "tail).

Identification:  This species is similar to unidentified haminoeid #2 but has dense white and dark brown rosettes showing through the shell in contrast to the lacier white rosettes and brown "lightning bolts" characteristic of that species. It also has a more deeply arched posterior margin on its head shield.

Natural history:  Unidentified haminoeid #5 is known from a single animal found in a Halimeda kanaloana bed at 5-21 m (16-69 ft).

Distribution:  Maui: also known from southern Japan.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from the scenic lookout west of McGregor Point, Maui by CP on Oct. 3, 2007.

Photo:  CP: 2 mm (- "tail"): scenic lookout west of McGregor Point, Maui; Oct. 3, 2007.

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