Heliconoides inflatus (d'Orbigny, 1835)
|Maximum size: 0.9 m shell
Shells of this species have a depressed spire. The body whorl is
strongly inflated and the lip extends as an elongated point.
Shells of Heliconoides inflatus are
moderately common in sand samples.
Maui and Midway: circumtropical.
Taxonomic notes: It was formerly listed as both Limacina inflata and Embolus inflatus.
0.8 mm x 0.9 mm: from a sand sample provided by Mike Severns and PF;
Dec. 4, 1991.
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