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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Naticidae

Sinum perspectivum

(Say, 1831)

White Baby Ear

Shell size to 50 mm; shell flat, ovoid body whorl comprising most of shell. Very large, flared aperture. Sculpture of many impressed axial and transversal lines. Color milk white. Common sand-burrowing species. The mantle of the living snail almost completeley covers the shell, as shown in the picture.