Unidentified Juliid #2
(extrapolated from shell length).
a tiny transparent shell with a straight dorsal
The protoconch is identical to that of Unidentified
#1 but the hinge teeth are much less
in that species. The smaller protoconch and hinge
it from the shells of juvenile Berthelinia
The animal is translucent-cream densely flecked with
Variably developed, irregular, green blotches
show through the shell and there is sometimes a
large patch of white
surrounding the hinge. The rhinophores are short and
#2 is a moderately rare species found in mixed
habitats and Halimeda
at depths of 6-15 m (20-49 ft).
and French Frigate Shoals: probably widely
distributed in the Indo-Pacific (comparable
shells from the Maldives are held at the California
and #2 appear to be closely related but may fall
outside the recognized genera in the family. Live
animals were probably
first recorded in Hawaii from Five Graves, Maui by
CP on Nov. 30, 1997.
1.1 mm: Honokohau, Maui; Aug. 6, 2002.
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