Chrysallida cossmanii (Hornung & Mermod, 1924)
|Maximum size: 2 mm shell
species has an elongate-oval shell with axial ribs and fine spiral
striae. The profile varies from relatively slender to relatively robust.
of Chrysallida cossmanii are
moderately common in beach drift. According to Kay (1979), they are
found in sand samples to depths of 65 m (213 ft) and the species is
particularly common in highly protected sites on Oahu.
Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Midway: widely distributed in the western and central
Taxonomic notes: This species is listed as
Pyrgulina oodes in Kay, 1979. It's listed as Chrysallida aff. cossmanii in Severns, 2011. John Van Aartsen stated that: "The specimens are not O. oodes but seem to correspond with Chrysallida cossmanni (Hornung & Mermod, 1924). Note that the name is preoccupied by Chrysallida cossmanni
(Monterosato in Cossmann, 1921). The correct name is not known to me at
present." (pers. com.) So, although we are listing it at Chrysallida cossmanni (Hornung & Mermod, 1924) a new species name will probably need to be assigned.
Photo: CP: Kahului Harbor, Maui; June 15, 2015.
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