Distorsomina pusilla (Pease, 1861)
Tiny triton, 12mm

Distorsomina pusilla is a small species that is moderately common in certain habitats. These are most often seen, both alive and inhabited by hermit crabs, in seaward reef and lagoon pinnacle ledges and caves at night. Most are found at depths of 10 to 25m, but empty shells have been brought up in sand samples from as deep as 75m. This species has been moved from the genus Distorsio to Personella to Distorsomina in recent years.

Created 5 August 2010
Updated 26 March 2017

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