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Family Eulimidae

Parasitic Snails

Eulimids are white or semi-transparent snails that derive nutrition by siphoning body fluids from various echinoderms.  Many are difficult to identify without careful examination.

 

HAWAII

 

Melanella teinostoma

NEEDLE-LIKE EULIMID

 

Melanella bryani 

BRYAN'S EULIMID

 

Melanella cumingii

CUMING'S EULIMID

 

Melanella ima

THAANUM'S EULIMID

 

Thyca crystallina

PARASITIC CAP SHELL

 

Stilifer linckiae

LINCKIA GALL SHELL