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slender form
 



 
Odostomia
cf. chariclea Melvill, 1910
 
Odostomia cf. chariclea: shell
Maximum size:  4 mm (Kay, 1979).

Identification:  This species has a glossy white, inflated shell. Some shells, however, may have a slenderer profile. There is one fold on the columella.

Natural history:  We haven't seen Odostomia cf. chariclea on Maui.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  This species may also be listed in Kay, 1979 and Severns, 2011 as Odostomia margarita Pilsbry, 1944. Although not completely certain, the shell illustrated as that species may be a slightly more extreme example of the slender form of O. cf. chariclea (see photo).

Photo:  CP: 2.6 mm: sand sample, 1-3 m (3-10 ft), Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; Oct. 3, 1998.

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