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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Pyramidellidae

Turbonilla viridaria

Dall, 1884

Shell size to 10 mm; shell small, elongate, slender, protoconch axis forming right angle with teleoconch. Teleoconch whorls 10-12, interspaces wider than ribs, sculpture of about 20 axial ribs. Spiral cordlets present on interspaces. Color white. Similar to Turbonilla cf. conradi, differs by smaller size, more delicate sculpture but with relatively stronger spiral cordlets, and pure-white color