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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Solecurtidae

Tagelus plebeius

(Lightfoot, 1786)

Stout Tagelus

Shell size to 70 mm; shell light, strong, elongate, rectangular. Sculpture absent except for fine concentric lines. Umbones central. Weak radial ridge present posteriorly. Periostracum olive-brown. Common in muddy areas at low tide.