Graphis sp. # 3
1.7 mm shell length.
shell of this species is intricately sculpted with
curving axial ribs and fine spiral cords. It may be
distinguished from the shell of Graphis sp. # 2 by its more
slender form, smaller protoconch and the presence of
a basal cord. Shells from Midway Atoll are slightly
less slender. The animal is cream.
sp. # 3 are moderately rare in beach drift and more
common in subtidal sand samples. Live animals are
occasionally found in shallow rocky habitats.
This species appears similar to the Philippine shell
attributed to Graphis
pacifica in Bandel, 2005 but not to the
holotype of that species from the Gulf of Aquaba.
CP: Napili Bay, Maui; Nov. 9, 2003(?).