Melampus parvulus Pfeiffer, 1846
|Maximum size: 10 mm (Kay,
This species has a slender, conical, dark brown shell. There are 4-5
folds inside the outer lip and two on the columella. (Kay, 1979)
It lacks the white aperture of Melampus
Kay (1979) states that Melampus
parvulus is common in the supraspray zone but we've only seen it
a few times on Maui.
Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the western and central Pacific.
Photo: CP: 6
mm shell length: Hekili Point, Maui; Oct. 17, 2009.
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