Unidentified Haminoeid #7
|Maximum size: 2.5 mm shell
This is a small species with a proportionately thick shell.
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
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
recorded in Hawaii by Mike Severns.
2.5 mm; found by Mike Severns; dredged sand sample from about 122 m
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