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Family Haminoeidae

HAWAII

Atys curta

Kewalo, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Crop showing spiral striae

Dead shells are common but living animals rarely seen on reefs from 40 to 80 feet.  Shell cylindrical, clear, with evenly spaced spiral striae along the entire length.  Animal white with orange spots.  About 1/2 inch.  Hawaii & the Western Pacific.  Formerly known as Haminoea curta and Liloa curta.