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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tornidae

Parviturboides interruptus

(C.B. Adams, 1850)

Interrupted Vitrinella

Shell size to 1.5 mm in diameter. The shell has a raised spire, and is covered by strong, raised spiral cords, that may number as many as 15 in the last whorl. The umbilicus is present, but small. The shell color is translucent-white. The shell illustrated, a young specimen, was collected in December 2015 by Phyllis Sharp, at the East End of Sanibel Island. Photos by James F. Kelly.