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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Columbellidae

Columbella rusticoides

Heilprin, 1886

Rusty Dove Snail

Shell size to 12 mm; shell solid, with pointed spire. Sculpture of fine incised spiral lines, but usually smooth in middle of body whorl. Outer lip thickened in middle section. Color whitish to yellowish with brown markings. Outer lip white, with mauve-brown marks between teeth. Not common in the barrier islands of SW Florida.