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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Pyramidellidae

Turbonilla hemphilli

Bush, 1899

Shell size to 9 mm; shell slender, elongate, with 12-14 slightly convex whorls. Suture well impressed. Sculpture of about 20 axial ribs and fine spiral striations. Color buff to pale-brown, frequently with darker-brown band anterior to suture.