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Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Neoterebra vinosa

Dall, 1889

Family Terebridae

Lilac Auger

Shell size to 20 mm; similar to Terebra dislocata except for smaller size and slightly concave whorls. Sculpture of about 22 fine ribs crossed by incised spiral lines. Color grayish to grayish-brown, aperture dark-brown to deep-purple. Common on mud and sand flats.

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