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Odostomia rosacea
Pease, 1868
 
Odostomia rosacea: shell
Maximum size:  7 mm.

Identification:  The shell of this species is elongate, smooth and rosy pink apically, shading to white abapically. (Kay, 1979)

Natural history:  According to Kay (1979), shells of Odostomia rosacea are occasionally found in beach drift on Kauai. We've only seen one young shell on Maui.

Distribution:  Maui and Kauai.

Taxonomic notes:  This species is probably also listed in Severns, 2011 as Odostomia sp. 1 (in our opinion, the illustrated shell is a young O. rosacea).

Photo:  Mike Severns: composite photo, same shell; 7 mm: beach drift, Kauai; from Pease collection; MCZ #010561.

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