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Family Triphoridae


Iniforis aemulans

Deep form, Ala Moana, 50 feet


Juvenile, Ala Moana, Oahu, 50 feet


Common under dead coral at any depth.  Gray-tan with dark purple-brown between beaded spirals, Posterior canal short, closed & circular, anterior canal closed & strongly recurved.  Shells from shallow water with strongly inflated whorls.  Attains 10mm.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.