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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Epitoniidae

Epitonium novangliae

(Couthouy, 1838)

New England Wentletrap

Shell up to 20 mm. A slender wentletrap with about 9–16 costae per whorl crossed by very fine, low spiral threads. Some costae more prominent than others. Costae at shoulder may form projections or “hooks.” Color white, white faint brown markings. Operculum dark-brown.