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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Fissurellidae

Lucapinella limatula

(Reeve, 1850)

File Fleshy Limpet

Shell size to 10 mm; shell with a relatively large "keyhole" centered on shell. Shell ends slightly turned up. Shells side slightly concave. Sculpture of about 20-25 scaly radial ribs and concentric threads. Color whitish with red-brownish maculations. Locally rare. Only four shells are present in the Museum's Sanibel collection. The main shell (three views) was found by Susan J. Hewitt on Turner Beach, Captiva, December 2015.