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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Cerithiopsidae

Retilaskeya emersonii

(C.B. Adams, 1845)

Emerson Miniature Cerith

Size to 11 mm. Shell with ten to 14 flat whorls. Sculpture of three rows of rounded, glossy beads. Aperture small with thickened outer lip. Coloration of cream to light-brown beads, usually set against a darker-brown background.