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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 lighly concave. Sculpture of about 20-25 scaly radial ribs and concentric threads. Color whitish with red-brownish maculations. Locally rare. Only shells present in Museum's Sanibel collection. The main shell (three views) was found by Susan J. Hewitt on Turner Beach, Captiva, December 2015.