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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Clathurellidae

Nannodiella vespuciana

(d'Orbigny, 1842)

Shell size to 6 mm; shell fusiform. Sculpture of 14-16 axial riblets crossed by 5-6 spiral threads. Stronger spiral thread at periphery. Periphery somewhat angled. Base with spiral threads. Protoconch multispiral. Aperture with well-defined posterior canal. Color yellowish-brown, parietal region and outer lip of darker color. The additional photo (SEM taken by José H. Leal) depicts a juvenile shell; the scale line equals 1 mm.