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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Muricidae

Favartia cellulosa

(Conrad, 1846)

Pitted Murex

Shell size to 25 mm; shell delicate, solid. Surface finely pitted. Sculpture of 5-7 major varices per whorl. Anterior canal turned up. Outer lip internally with 5-7 denticles. Color white to grayish-white.