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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Solecurtidae

Tagelus divisus

(Spengler, 1794)

Purplish Tagelus

Shell size to 40 mm; shell light, thin, elongate, rectangular. Sculpture absent except for fine concentric lines. Umbones posterior. Radial ridge present internally. Periostracum thin, light-brown. Color purplish with rays of stronger purple. Common in muddy areas at low tide.