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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Marginellidae

Dentimargo aureocinctus

(Stearns, 1872)

Gold-line Marginella

Shell size to 4 mm; shell with pointed spire, aperture about ½ shell length. Outer lip thick, with about 4 denticles on inner surface. Columella with 4 plicae. Color translucent-white, with two well-defined, narrow, golden-orange spiral bands on last whorl, one on preceding whorls.