Psilaxis radiatus (Roding,
16 mm shell diameter (Severns, 2000).
this species are disc-like and smooth with the
exception of the marginal cords. They are cream with a
spiral subsutural brown band and radiating brown
lines. They may be distinguished from the shells of
by their smaller protoconchs that lack brown
are rare in beach drift. Live animals are
occasionally found in mixed habitats at about 1 m (3
ft). According to Kay (1979), they occur in sand to
50 m (164 ft) and feed on corals of the genus Porites.
Big Island, Maui
and Oahu (also Johnston Atoll): widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It is listed in Kay, 1979 and Severns, 2000 as Philippia radiata
(Roding, 1798). It's listed in Quirk & Wolfe, 1974 and Tinker, 1958 as Philippia hybrida.
CP: Hekili Point, Maui; Nov. 22, 2004(?).