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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Mangeliidae

Tenaturris bartletti

(Dall, 1889)

White Mangelia

Shell size to 12 mm; shell fusiform, somewhat similar to Stellatoma stellata (Stearns, 1872), but with body whorl comprising about half of shell length and whorls not strongly shouldered. Sculpture of about 15 axial ribs crossed by fine spiral threads, and the shell surface has a frosty aspect. Color white to, very rarely, light-tan.