Melampus(?) sculptus (Pfeiffer,
|Maximum size: 11 mm (Kay,
shell of this species is ovate and brown. There are three folds
inside the outer lip and two folds on the columella. (Kay, 1979)
According to Kay
(l979), Melampus(?) sculptus is an uncommon species found in association with Melampus parvulus. We have yet to
see it on Maui.
Oahu: widely distributed in the western and central Pacific.
Kay (1979) lists this species as Pira Sculptus (Pfeiffer, 1850). It's listed as Melampus semiplicata in Edmondson, 1946.
Severns: composite photo, same shell; 11 mm: tide pool, Oahu; USNM
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