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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Cymatiidae

Linatella caudata

(Gmelin, 1791)

Girdled Triton

Shell size to 70 mm; shell sculptured with rough, small spines arranged along ribs that radiate from apex. Apex turned to one side. Interior with white platelike septum. Color white, light-gray, brownish, or rarely greenish, sometimes with rays of lighter color. Treated as Cymatium cingulatum by several authors.