Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
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Red List Criteria
This species is endemic to the Marquesas to which its range is restricted. This species lives in shallow water and may suffer loss of abundance if over-gathered, particularly in the more popular anchorages for yachting tourists. However, at present the species does not indicate any risk from this factor.
There are plans in the next three years to establish the Marquesas as a marine protected area and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The size of an adult shell varies between 21.1 mm and 35 mm. The spire is depressed, grooved and coronated with tubercles. The body whorl has distant punctured grooves, more strongly and closely grooved towards the base. The color of the shell is clouded with chocolate- and ash-color, and encircled with numerous chocolate and white spots in lines. The aperture is purplish. 
This marine species is endemic to the Marquesas Islands.
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