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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.

Monilea Tragema, Melvill & Standen

Monilea Tragema, Melvill & Standen.

Melvill & Standen, Journ. Conch., viii., 1896, p. 313, pl. xi., fig. 78.

A shell fairly plentiful in a dead state on the lagoon beach of Funafuti is referred here. The fifty examples before me show much variation. The colour ranges from pale pink articulated with white, through white irregularly splashed or microscopically dotted with pink, to entire chalky white. The elevation and angulation of the whorls vary, and the size of the largest (length 41/2 mm.) is almost double that of the type from Lifu.