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Semicassis granulata


Order Littorinimorpha
Family Cassidae

Semicassis granulata (Born, 1778)

Statigraphy:  Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation

Location: APAC Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA.

Status: Extant


Notes:  Aka the Scotch Bonnet shell.  I received this specimen in a trade from the late 1980s.  The original collector filled the broken body whorl with an epoxy.  Compare to a well preserved specimen from the Middle Pleistocene Bermont Formation LINK.

From the album:

Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

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