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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Mangeliidae

Pyrgocythara plicosa

(C.B. Adams, 1850)

Plicate Mangelia

Shell size to 6 mm; shell ovate-fusiform. Spire about half shell length. Sculpture of 11-12 strong axial ribs crossed by about 5-6 spiral cords. Aperture with strong indentation on inner side of outer lip. Color light-brown to reddish-brown.