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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Ellobiidae

Melampus bullaoides

(Montagu, 1808)

Bubble Melampus

Shell size to 12 mm; shell elongate for family, widest at middle of last whorl. Apex pimple-like, white. Shell surface glossy. Columella with single fold. Aperture about ½ of shell length. Color coffee-brown with several white axial bands.