Posted: Apr 3 2007
Longchaeus suturalis H. C. Lea, 1843 Crinkled Pyram Formerly Longchaeus crenulatus (Holmes, 1860)
Longchaeus suturalis is a common species found on both sides of Florida and in the Florida Keys. Abbott describes it as elongate-conic, flat-sided, glossy tan to pink, but frequently with eroded spots. Suture horizontally channeled and crenulated. Sometimes the body whorl has 2-3 spiral
lines. I would only add that L. suturalis is
often a translucent grey-white.
Exposed sand flats at Cedar Key, Levy County, Florida. Leg. & photo by Marlo Krisberg. 10 mm
Here's one from the same locale with live animal.
Among grass and sand, Mosquito Lagoon, Brevard County, Florida. Leg. & photo by Marlo Krisberg. 9 mm