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Nakamigawaia spiralis
Kuroda & Habe 1961
 
Nakamigawaia spiralis
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:  Nakamigawaia spiralis 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:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Black Rock, Maui by CP on Nov. 4, 1998. Some sources place it in Migaya.

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

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