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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 valve illustrated was collected in 2017 by Susan Hewitt at Blind Pass on Sanibel. It is slightly damaged, and the illustration will be replaced as other exemplars from our area become available.