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Philine
orca
Gosliner, 1988
 
Philine orca
Maximum size:  3 mm.

Identification:  This is a small, flattened species with a cream body marked by white flecks and large, black-brown patches. It has an internal shell with a broad aperture and fine, punctate spiral striae.

Natural history:  Philine orca is a moderately rare species found in rocky habitats at depths of 1 m (3 ft) to at least 3 m (10 ft). It occurs in moderately exposed to exposed sites.

Distribution:  Maui, French Frigate Shoals and Midway: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific; also in the eastern Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF on May 29, 1993.

Photo:  PF: off Makena, Maui; March, 1994.

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