Weinkauffia sp. #10
|Maximum size: 3.8 mm shell
shells of this species are reminiscent of comparably sized shells
of Diniatys dubius. However,
they differ from that species in having a more angular profile and an
inner lip that rises vertically from the apex.
Weinkauffia sp. #10 is known from two shells found in sand samples collected
from Halimeda kanaloana
beds at depths of 15-20 m (49-66 ft) and 52 m (170 ft). Nothing is
the living animal.
Taxonomic notes: It was first
recorded in Hawaii from off Makena, Maui by CP from a sand sample
provided by Mike Severns and PF. Manuel Malaquais suggested that it's in the genus Weinkauffia. (pers. com.)
largest, 3.8 mm: left--in sand sample from Airport Beach, Maui; 15-20
m (49-66 ft):
right--in sand sample from off Makena, Maui; 52 m (170 ft) provided by
Severns and PF.
Observations and comments:
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