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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.

Columbella Alofa, sp. nov. — (Fig. 39.)

Columbella Alofa, sp. nov.
(Fig. 39.)

Shell narrow, tall, spire acuminate. Colour cream, with widely spaced, narrow, orange longitudinal lines, and a series of large coral-red blots on the periphery. Whorls eight, the upper three longitudinally finely ribbed and crossed by revolving grooves, the remainder smooth, base sculptured by a few spiral cords. Aperture narrow, outer lip straight, simple, plicate within. Columella dentate, canal slightly recurved. Length 12, breadth 4 mm.

Fig. 39.

Fig. 39.

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One specimen was brought alive from forty to eighty fathoms, on the western slope of Funafuti.