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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Mangeliidae

Kurtziella atrostyla

(Tryon, 1884)

Brown-tip Mangelia

Shell size to 9 mm; shell with about 7-8 whorls, keeled at shoulder, with ten or eight smooth axial ribs and fine spiral striations, protoconch paucispiral. Aperture and short anterior canal oblique. Shell white, with columella, suture, and sometimes outer lip, dark-brown or reddish-brown. Operculum absent.