Philine orca Gosliner,
|Maximum size: 3 mm.
a small, flattened species with a cream body marked by white
flecks and large, black-brown patches. It has an internal shell with a
broad aperture and fine, punctate spiral striae.
Philine orca is a
moderately rare species found in rocky habitats at
depths of 1 m (3 ft) to at least 3 m (10 ft). It occurs in
Maui, Oahu, French Frigate Shoals and Midway: widely distributed in the
Indo-Pacific; also in the eastern Pacific.
It was first
in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF on
May 29, 1993.
Photo: CP: 2017 MarineGeo; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May 26, 2017.
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