Nassarius cf crenulicostatus (Shuto, 1969)

This is another tentative identification. The larger of the two empty shells below is about 7.4mm. The shells are uncommonly found at night in ledges on the slopes of lagoon pinnacles, usually inhabited by hermit crabs.

The 6.1mm specimen brought up in a sand sample from the seaward slope is almost certainly this same species.

Created 28 May 2011
Updated 9 September 2016

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