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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Olividae

Olivella sp.

Shell size to 13 mm; shell slender, cylindrical, with glossy surface. Columella with numerous folds. Suture finely impressed. Color whitish, sometimes finely speckled with light-brown. Apex sometimes bluish or black. Protoconch "telescoping" into teleoconch. This species resembles Olivella prefloralia Olson & Harbison, 1953 (see Lee, 2009.) Relatively common in sheltered areas.