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Syrnola cf. subcinctella Nomura, 1936
 
Syrnola cf. subcinctella
Maximum size:  5 mm shell length (mature shell).

Identification:  This species has a glossy white shell with a narrow, spiral brown line above the suture. Mature shells are decapitate while juvenile shells are attenuate. The animal varies from cream to dusky pink with white flecks.

Natural history:  The shells of  Syrnola cf. subcinctella are rare in beach drift but more common in subtidal sand samples to depths of at least 52 m (170 ft). Live animals are occasionally found in sand samples from Halimeda kanaloana beds taken at depths of around 10-20 m (33-66 ft).

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

Taxonomic notes:  Syrnola subcinctella shells illustrated on-line are very similar to the Hawaiian material but include forms that are not decapitate.

Photo:  CP:  4.7 mm shell length: sand sample, Halimeda kanaloana bed, Airport Beach, Maui; fall, 1997.

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