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Rissoella
cf. confusa
Ponder & Yoo, 1977
 
Rissoella cf. confusa: shell
Maximum size:  1 mm shell length (Kay, 1979).

Identification:  This species has a very small, transparent-white shell with an angled umbilicus. Live animals are black, spotted with chrome-yellow (Kay, 1979).

Natural history:  Shells of Rissoella cf. confusa are moderately rare in beach drift. According to Kay (1979), live animals are common in tide pools and shallow rocky habitats.

Distribution:  Maui, Oahu and Midway: Rissoella confusa is widely distributed in the western and central Pacific.

Taxonomic notes: 

Photo:  CP: composite photo, three shells; largest 0.9 mm: beach drift, Mokuleia Bay, Maui; fall, 1984.

Observations and comments:

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