Family Calliostomatidae

The family Calliostomatidae appears to have only a couple of species in the Marshalls. Formerly a part of Trochidae, some references now list these as a separate family. Both specimens here are predators (or parasites) on hydrocorals in the genera Millepora, Stylaster and Distichopora.

Calliostoma fragum

Calliostoma ticaonicum

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