Rissoella longispira Kay, 1979
|Maximum size: 1.5 mm shell
species has a small, transparent-white shell with an angled
umbilicus. It is larger than Rissoella cf. confusa with a more prominent
umbilicus. Live animals are intricately blotched with rose-brown,
white, black and yellow.
of Rissoella longispira
are moderately rare in beach drift (perhaps due to their fragility).
Live animals are commonly found in shallow rocky habitats, particularly
at moderately exposed to exposed sites. According to Kay (1979), shells
are found in sand samples to about 10 m (33 ft).
Maui, Oahu and Midway.
Maui; spring, 2001.
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