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Unidentified Haminoeid #9
 
Unidentified Haminoeid #9: shell
Maximum size:  4 mm shell length.

Identification:  The shell of this species is similar to shells of Diniatys dentifer in sculpture but lacks the columellar tooth characteristic of that species.

Natural history:  Unidentified haminoeid #9 is known from two shells: one found in beach drift at Midway Atoll, the other found in a sand sample taken at 8-16 m (25-54 ft) on the Big Island. Nothing is known about the living animal.

Distribution:  Big Island & Midway.

Taxonomic notes:  The two known shells suggest an affinity with Diniatys. It was first recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by CP from a sand sample provided by PF in June, 1993.

Photo:  CP: 2 mm: beach drift; sand sample provided by PF; Midway Atoll, June, 1993.

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