Phyllocoma convoluta (Broderip, 1833)

Phyllocoma convoluta is moderately rare in the Marshalls, at least in the living state. We see more shells occupied by hermit crabs than by the original mollusk. They tend to live under rocks on lagoon pinnacles and both eastern and western seaward reefs. The shells are rather thin and fragile, and even when alive often have a broken spire at least.

A tiny 7mm dead specimen whose aperture has been occupied by a crustacean.

Created 1 October 2010
Updated 26 March 2017

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