Unidentified Haminoeid #5
|Maximum size: 2 mm (excluding
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. In some animals, the
rosettes may be less well-defined and more compact. The head shield can be folded into various postures and the "tail" is highly
haminoeid #5 is known from two animals. The first was found in a Halimeda kanaloana bed at 5-21 m
(16-69 ft). The second was found on sand at about 3 m (10 ft).
Maui: also known from southern Japan.
It was first
in Hawaii from the scenic lookout west of McGregor
Maui by CP on Oct. 3, 2007. There's some uncertainty in lumping the two
animals but Japanese animals show a similar range of variation.
Photo: CP: 2
mm (- "tail"): scenic lookout west of McGregor Point, Maui; Oct. 3,
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