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Updated 5/12/2013

Family Ellobiidae

HAWAII

Melampus castaneus

Koke'e Beach, Oahu

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

COFFEE BEAN SNAIL

Locally common under stones or rubble in the intertidal zone among fresh water seeps.  Brown with or without yellow spirals.  Attains 0.5 inch.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.