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.
Glbbula Phasianella, Deshayes
Glbbula Phasianella, Deshayes.
Pilsbry, op. cit., p. 235, pl. xxxi., figs. 31, 32, 33.
Dead shells frequently occurred on the lagoon beach of Funafuti.
Specimens from the Manchester Museum enable me to state that this is the species which Melvill and Standen record* from Lifu as "Margarita striatula, Phil.," a name which I have been, unable to trace in literature. It has already been recorded from Lifu, and also from He Art by Fischer.† I found it alive in abundance under stones between tide marks, at Noumea, New Caledonia. It is represented in this Museum from Lord Howe Island.
The species hardly seems suitably placed in this genus.
* Melvill & Standen—Journ. Conch, viii., 1896, p. 126.
† Fischer, op. cit., p. 364.