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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Mangeliidae

Stellatoma stellata

(Stearns, 1872)

Star Mangelia

Shell size to 10 mm; shell turreted, with distinctly shouldered whorls. Spire high, occupying about 2/3 of shell length. Sculpture of about 11 axial ribs per whorl, with fine spiral striations between ribs. Color yellow to brown.