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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Basterotiidae

Basterotia elliptica

(Récluz, 1850)

Elliptical Sportella

Shell to 10 mm in length. Shape rhomboid-quadrangular, inflated, white, with very fine, commarginal growth lines. The two (loose) valves illustrated were collected on December 2021 by Susan Hewitt at Turner Beach on Captiva Island.