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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Caecidae

Caecum pulchellum

Stimpson, 1851

Beautiful Caecum

Shell size to 2.5 mm; shell tubular. Sculpture of about 20 rings about twice as wide as interspaces. Apical plug (septum) slightly convex, with small, pointed projection (mucro). Color white or tan. Common in seagrass flats and sheltered areas. This is a scanning electron microscope (SEM) image.