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Heliacus mighelsi
(Philippi, 1853)
 
Heliacus mighelsi
Maximum size:  9 mm shell diameter (Kay, 1979).

Identification:  This species has a strongly inflated cream shell. The animal is cream with opaque white flecks.

Natural history:  Shells of  Heliacus mighelsi are moderately rare in beach drift. Live animals are occasionally found in shallow, rocky habitats in association with zoanthids.

Distribution:  Maui and Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It's listed in Tinker, 1958 as Torinia mighelsi.

Photo:  CP: Maui; Nov., 2002.

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