Euplica varians

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Euplica varians
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Columbellidae
Genus: Euplica
Species: E. varians
Binomial name
Euplica varians
G.B. Sowerby II, 1832
  • Columbella varians G.B. Sowerby II, 1832
  • Columbella nodulosa Nowell-Usticke, G.W., 1959

Euplica varians is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Columbellidae, the dove snails. It is known as Momi in Hawaii, which translates to "pearl". The shells of this species are commonly used in leis in Ni'ihau.[1]


Euplica varians grows up to 11 mm long.[2]


This species is found in the Indian Ocean along the East African coast and along northern KwaZuluNatal, in the Indo-West Pacific[3] and Australia.


Euplica varians lives in shallow intertidal waters.


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