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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Epitoniidae

Epitonium tollini

Bartsch, 1938

Tollin Wentletrap

Shell size up to 14 mm; shell with eight to ten whorls. Sculpture of about 8-12 delicate costae per whorl. Costae round on top, lining up on successive whorls. Space between costae polished. Outer lip thickened, reflected. Color white, but first whorls pale amber. The shell in the main illustration was collected in 1970 by Marjorie "Betty" Lloyd, off West Gulf Drive on Sanibel. The Live specimen was collected by Rebecca Mensch on Sanibel on April 1st, 2015, and photographed by José H. Leal.