Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Cerodrillia thea

Dall, 1884

Family Drilliidae

Tea Drillia

Shell size to 13 mm; shell turreted, with spire occupying more than 2/3 shell length, whorls forming strong angles on periphery. Sculpture of about 7-9 sharp axial ribs, with sinuous growth lines present. Spiral lines present only on anterior half of last whorl. Aperture elongate with posterior (apical) notch. Anterior canal short. Outer lip strongly curved and forming a flared projection. Color brown with grayish-green periostracum present mostly between ribs.

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