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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Mangeliidae

Cryoturris cerinella

(Dall, 1889)

Waxy Mangelia

Shell size to 12 mm; shell turreted, angulate at periphery. Sculpture of 7-8 strongly angled ribs. Entire surface covered with fine spiral threads. Aperture less than 1/3 but larger than ¼ of shell length. Color yellowish-white, or whitish at apex, changing to light-orange on body whorl.