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Updated 3/19/2014

Family Vermetidae

HAWAII

Serpulorbis variabilis

Kapoho Point, Kailua, Oahu

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Portlock tidepool, Oahu

Sharks Cove, Oahu 40 feet



Ma'alaea Bay, Maui


Sand Island, Oahu, 4 feet

VARIABLE WORM SNAIL

Common on hard surfaces at any depth.  Brown shell crossed by strong spirals & ribs.  Animal color variable, the only Hawaiian species lacking an operculum. Aperture diameter of 1/3 inch, length of 2 inches.  Hawaii, Line & Marshall Islands.