with egg mass
Philine rubrata Gosliner,
|Maximum size: 4 mm.
is a flattened, orange species with darker orange flecks. There is
an internal shell with a broad aperture and fine spiral striae that are
Philine rubrata is
a moderately common species found in rocky habitats
as well as in Halimeda kanaloana
beds. It occurs in moderately exposed to exposed areas at depths of
1-18 m (3-59 ft). It lays cream to pale orange, spherical egg masses
to be attached by an adhesive surface and hatch in 3-4 days in the
Maui, Kauai, French Frigate Shoals and Midway: widely distributed in the
Taxonomic notes: It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Maalaea Bay, Maui by CP on Aug. 8, 1991.
about 3 mm: found by PF; near McGregor Point, Maui; Oct. 4, 2003.
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