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The Stout Tagelus


Last week I introduced the Purplish Tagelus, commenting that its characteristic spatula-shaped shell is similar only to that of its sister-species, the Stout Tagelus, Tagelus plebeius (Lightfoot, 1786). This latter species is a bit larger, reaching in excess of 2 inches (instead of 1.5 in the Purplish Tagelus), and lacks the purplish coloration of the other one.


The Stout Tagelus, Tagelus plebeius, from Sanibel Island. José H. Leal.

The Stout Tagelus, Tagelus plebeius, from Sanibel Island. Photo by José H. Leal.

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