Bractechlamys vexillum (Reeve, 1853)

Bractechlamys vexillum is moderately common in Kwajalein Atoll, but only in lagoon patches of Halimeda algae, where it is generally hidden and attached to algae stalks. It is fairly variable, with the upper valve usually brown, distinctly and irregularly banded with white and the lower valve peach to orange colored with some irregular white lines or bands.

The inside of the hinge area of an empty shell is black.

Created 9 January 2018

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