Pedicularia pacifica is a species of small predatory or ectoparasitic sea snail, a cowry-like marine gastropod mollusc in the family Ovulidae, the cowry allies.
This species is found in the central Pacific
south to northeastern Australia
and the northern tip of the North Island
of New Zealand
These snails live on and feed on certain corals
The shell is small, ovate, but variable in outline. The aperture
is oblong, with an excavated columella
, edentulous in the adult. The outer lip is thin and spreading, not thickened or recurved. Sculpture
of numerous spiral threads, crossed by axial striae.
The external shell coloration is uniformly creamy-buff or pink.
The shell height is up to 5 mm, and width 2.5 mm.