Unidentified Ellobiid sp. #3
|Maximum size: 2.1 mm shell
shell of this species is similar to that of unidentified ellobiid sp. #1.
However, it is more slender, lacks the constricted base and has less
thickening of the outer lip.
ellobiid sp. #3 is known from only a few shells found in a
back-beach sediment sample from Oahu. (Note 1)
seems likely that unidentified ellobiids #1, #2, and #3 are in the
same genus. Severns, 2011 lists the first two species as Ophicardelus sp. 1 & 2, respectively. However, they seem closer to shells labelled Microtralia sp. on-line. So, we've decided to leave this species as un. sp. #3 pending further work.
composite photo, three shells; largest 2.1 mm: from a back-beach
sample provided by Helen James; Oahu.
Observations and comments:
1: It's possible that these shells were sub-fossil.