atypical, 3.7 mm
Odostomia cf. oxia Watson, 1886
|Maximum size: 3.7 mm shell
species are glossy-white with smooth whorls.
they are more elongate adding additional whorls (sometimes with
distortion of the axis of coiling in atypical examples). Most have
relatively thick shells.
Odostomia cf. oxia are
moderately common in beach drift.
Maui, Oahu, French Frigate Shoals and Midway (also Johnston Atoll?).
The shell illustrated as Odostomia oxia in Kay, 1979 appears to be a small specimen of this species. The shell illustrated as Odostomia gulicki in Severns, 2011 is this species but the shell labelled Odostomia gulicki in Pilsbry, 1918 probably isn't. Odostomia cf. oxia is probably also listed in Severns, 2011 as Odostomia montforti Corgan, 1972 although Corgan proposed that name as a replacement name for Odostomia secunda (illustrated as Eulimella secunda in Severns, 2011).
composite photo, three shells;
largest 2.2 mm: beach drift, Maalaea Bay,
Maui; fall, 1986.
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