Graphicomassa margarita

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Graphicomassa margarita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Columbellidae
Genus: Graphicomassa
Species: G. margarita
Binomial name
Graphicomassa margarita
Reeve, 1859
Synonyms
  • Columbella margarita Reeve, 1859 (original combination)
  • Columbella varians
  • Mitrella margarita (Reeve, 1859)

Graphicomassa margarita, common name rice shells, Hawaiian name laiki,[1] is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Columbellidae, the dove snails. The shells of this species are used to make Leis in Hawaii.

References[edit]

  • Severns M. (2011) Shells of the Hawaiian Islands - The Sea Shells. Conchbooks, Hackenheim. 564 pp.