Pisania cf luctuosa Tapparone-Canefri, 1880

Pisania cf luctuosa is rare at Kwajalein. Specimens have been seen in lagoon pinnacle caves at night or sorted from samples of sorted rubble brought up from the seaward slope. The identification is highly questionable, as our specimens do not match very well those in the gastropods.com site. The Kwajalein specimens have thin shells, similar to those of Pisania ignea and are brown distinctly banded with white below the suture and on the body whorl.

Created 24 September 2015

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