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Migaya
sp. #1
 
Migaya sp. #1
Maximum size:  6 mm.

Identification:  This is a small flattened species with a sickle-like internal shell. The body is cream variably flecked with purple. The amount of purple flecking seems to increase with age.

Natural history:  Migaya sp. #1 is a rare, burrowing species. It has been found in moderately protected sand patches and Halimeda kanaloana beds at depths of 1-12 m (3-39 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Black Rock, Maui by CP on Nov. 4, 1998. It was formerly placed in Nakamigawaia.

Photo:   CP: 6 mm: 2017 MarineGeo; found by meiofauna team; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May 25, 2017.

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