The species Chrysallida maiae (Hornung & Mermod, 1924) is one of the better known Indo-Pacific migrants into the Mediterranean. It was mentioned first by van Aartsen (1963: 1116) from the coast of Israel and later on by Barash & Danin (1977: 96, 111 fig. 11). In 1958 it was found in Iskenderun (Turkey) and today it is one of the most common Pyramidellidae in the eastern Mediterranean. Nordsieck (1973: 245, 243 fig. 66) described it as Dunkeria scalaris dentata n. subspec. as could be determined from the types in the Nordsieck collection (Senkenberg Museum).