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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Epitoniidae

Epitonium albidum

(d'Orbigny, 1842)

Bladed Wentletrap

Shell size to 18 mml shell light, elongate. Whorls touch each other or nearly so. Sculpture of 10-14 thin, delicate costae on body whorl, interspaces between costae smooth. Costae round, without hooks or projections, merging with the ones above to form slanted “lines of costae”. Aperture elliptical. Color translucent-white, rarely with light-brown diffuse band below suture.