Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Botula fusca

(Gmelin, 1791)

Family Mytilidae

Cinnamon Mussel

Shel size to 18 mm; shell elliptical, externally sculpted with concentric ridges. Beaks rolled inward. Periostracum grayish-brown. This species is a borer living in dead shells and small coral heads. The shell illustrated was collected within a Kitten Paw, Plicatula gibbosa, shell. From the East End of Sanibel Island, Florida, by Jim Scatterday.

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