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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Ellobiidae

Pedipes mirabilis

(Mühlfeld, 1816)

Miraculous Pedipes

Shell size to 4 mm; shell small, globose, solid, resembling a minute moon snail. Last whorl comprises most of the shell, spire small. Sculpture of 20-30 spiral cordlets of irregular size. Outer lip with one fold that continues along inner surface of aperture. Parietal region with three tooth-like folds, the adapical (upper) one very well developed. Color light-brown with parietal region and aperture white. Found near brackish water.