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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.

Clathurella clandestina, Deshayes

Clathurella clandestina, Deshayes,

Tryon, loc. cit., p. 298, pl. xix., fig. 67; pl. xx., fig. 81.

One specimen from the Funafuti lagoon, slighter and paler than the typical form. It is only 4 mm. long, and has a buff tip and two obscure buff bands on the back of the last whorl.

Pease found this in the Paumotus, Garrett in Fiji, and Hadfield at Lifu.* I collected a large form, 7 mm. in length, at Milne Bay, British New Guinea. According to the descriptions, G. pumila, Mighels, seems scarcely separable.

Clathurella apicalis, Montrouzier.

Montrouzier, Journ. de Conch., ix., 1861, p. 277, pl. xi., fig, 1.

Two worn specimens from the beach of the Funafuti lagoon.

Tryon relegates this to the synonomy of C. felina, Hinds. As Reeve's miserable figure of this permits no comparison, I accept without criticism Hervier's assurance that it is distinct.

* * Melvill & Standen—Loc. cit., viii., p. 402.

† Tryon—Loc. cit., p. 293.

‡ Hervier—Loc. cit., xlv., 1897, p. 101.