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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Cerithiidae

Cerithium litteratum

(Born, 1778)

Stocky Cerith

Shell size to 25 mm; shell sculptured with numerous spiral threads a spiral row of of a about 10 minute tubercles below suture. Color white with darker spots arranged in spiral lines. A shallow species, in sand and sea grass beds. Not common in area. This is juvenile specimen collected on Sanibel.