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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Glyphostoma malleti, Recluz

Glyphostoma malleti, Recluz.

Recluz, Journ. de Conch., iii., 1852, pl. x, fig. 2; Tryon, loc. cit., p. 297, pl. xx., figs. 96, 100.

page 472

A single specimen was taken in company with the Gorgonidœ described ante p. 308 - 320, by tangles hauled from eighty to forty fathoms on the outer and western slope of Funafuti. It differs considerably from a specimen (apparently typical) received from New Caledonia, being of a chrome-orange colour, with a pale peripheral band, 5 mm. long by 2 broad. Whereas the New Caledonian example is of a peach-blossom pink colour, 6 ½ mm. long, 3 mm. broad, and of a stouter build. Both show the granulations noted in the original description which Dall points out as characteristic of the genus.*

Garrett found this in Samoa and Fiji, and Melvill and Standen received it in abundance from Lifu, Loyalties.

* Dall—Bull. Mus. Comp. ZooL, xviii., 1889, p. 108.

† Melvill & Standen—loc. cit, p. 402.