young, 4 mm
Nakamigawaia spiralis Kuroda & Habe 1961
|Maximum size: 6 mm.
is a small flattened species with a sickle-like internal shell.
The body is cream variably flecked with purple. The amount of purple flecking seems to increase with age.
Nakamigawaia spiralis is a rare, burrowing species. It has been found in moderately
protected sand patches and Halimeda
kanaloana beds at depths of 1-12 m (3-39 ft).
Maui and Oahu.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Black Rock, Maui by CP on Nov. 4, 1998. Some sources place it in Migaya.
Photo: CP: 6 mm: 2017 MarineGeo; found by meiofauna team; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May 25, 2017.
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