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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Marginellidae

Prunum apicinum

(Menke, 1828)

Common Atlantic Marginella

Shell size to 10 mm; shell pear-shaped. Surface highly polished. Body whorl comprising most of shell. Aperture narrow. Outer lip thickened, usually with two small brown spots. Columella with four folds. Color golden, orange, orange-brown, greenish-gray, or grayish. Very common in seagrass beds. The picture of the live animal was taken by Amy Tripp on Goodland, Collier County