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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Terebridae

Terebra vinosa

Dall, 1889

Lilac Auger

Shell size to 20 mm; similar to Terebra dislocata except for smaller size and slightly concave whorls. Sculpture of about 22 fine ribs crossed by incised spiral lines. Color grayish to grayish-brown, aperture dark-brown to deep-purple. Common in mud and sand flats.