Volvatella ventricosa Jensen & Wells, 1990
|Maximum size: about 7 mm (estimated from photo).
species has a thin, faintly straw-colored shell that narrows into
spout posteriorly. The animal is translucent white frosted with opaque
known only from Midway Atoll where it was found on Caulerpa.
It releases a milky fluid
when disturbed, presumably for defensive purposes.
Midway: widely distributed in the western & central Pacific.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF on
May 30, 1993.
shell 6.5 mm: Midway Atoll; May 30, 1993.
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