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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tornidae

Teinostoma obtectum

Pilsbry & McGinty, 1945

Glossy Vitrinella

Size to 2.2 mm in diameter. shell is strongly depressed (flattened), with the spire (the top) covered with a glass-like glaze. The shell outline is rounded, and the base shows a prominent callus. Shell color is white. The illustrated shell was collected in 1996 on Sanibel, and later identified by Harry G. Lee. Photos by James F. Kelly.