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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Ovulidae

Simnialena uniplicata

(G.B. Sowerby II, 1849)

One-tooth Simnia

Shell size to 21 mm; shell narrow, elongate, aperture comprising most of shell length. Surface smooth, except for incised lines at shell ends. Aperture broad, flaring anteriorly. Color yellow, white, red or rosy-brown with areas of lighter color. Living on sea-whips; the photos of the live simnia on 'branches' of the sea whip Leptogorgia virgulata were taken by Amy Tripp on Marco Island on March 27, 2014.