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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tornidae

Anticlimax pilsbryi

(McGinty, 1945)

Cupola Vitrinella

Shell to 3 mm in diameter, compressed, spire more convex than base ("cupola-shaped"), sculpture of 18-22 well-defined spiral lines consisting each of a microscopic zigzag pattern. Base with sculpture similar to remainder of shell, umbilicus closed, aperture oblique in relation to shell axis. Shell color translucent white. Photos by José H Leal.