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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Drilliidae

Fenimorea moseri

(Dall, 1889)

Moser Drillia

Shell up to 30 mm in length. In larger shells, there are about ten whorls, and about 11 ribs per whorl. The interspaces between ribs are filled with a microsculpture of very narrow spiral lines. Posterior sinus, or “turrid notch”, broad, curved. Color varies from a light pink to waxy-cream. The identification was confirmed by Phil Fallon in January 2021.