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Updated 3/10/2013

Family Vermetidae

HAWAII

Petaloconchus keenae

Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 40 feet

KEEN'S WORM SNAIL

Abundant on hard surfaces at any depth.  Lightly sculptured with aperture directed upward.  Animal brown or purple with white marks, yellow mantle edge, operculum with a raised center.  Aperture diameter 1/4 inch, extended length of 4 inches.  Hawaii, Marshall Islands & Japan.