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Unidentified Haminoeid #7
 
Unidentified Haminoeid #7: shell
Maximum size:  2.5 mm shell length.

Identification:  This is a small species with a proportionately thick shell.

Natural history:  Unidentified haminoeid #7 is known from about a dozen shells found in sand samples from depths of 52 m to about 122 m (170 ft to about 400 ft). Nothing is known about the living animal.

Distribution:  Maui:  widely distributed in the central and western Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  This species is illustrated in Severns, 20ll as #4, plate 189 (mislabeled in the caption as Diniatys dentifer and mis-numbered as "6"--caption switched with #5, plate 189). It's illustrated on-line under several genera and may turn out to be a Mimatys. However, there's no anatomical or DNA data for the species so it's placement remains uncertain. (Manuel Malaquais, pers. com.) It was probably first recorded in Hawaii by Mike Severns.

Photo:  CP: 2.5 mm; found by Mike Severns; dredged sand sample from about 122 m (400 ft); Maalaea Bay, Maui.

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