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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Truncatellidae

Truncatella caribaeensis

Reeve, 1842

Caribbean Truncatella

Shell size to 8 mm; shell elongate, with six rounded whorls each 16-40 with axial ribs. Suture indistinct. Color yellowish to brownish. Differs from T. pulchella by larger size and thinner outer lip. Found in mangrove litter above high-tide line.