Molluscs of Hawaii - maui-mike


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Intermediate Hairy Tritons (Monoplex intermedius; synonym: Cymatium pileare), aperatural views. Collected January-February 2013, Ma'alaea Bay (intertidal zone), Maui County, Hawaii. Note the fine "hairs" (the periostracum, proteinaceous outer sheath of molluscan shells) around the outer edge of the aperature of the far left shell.

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