Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 10:34:17 +0200
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From: "Vervaet, Fred (Fred)" <vervaet@LUCENT.COM>
Subject: Re: Margarita Island
On Islas Margaritas, below some places which may be interesting to collect shells. Also take a look for the local Oliva fulgurator form which is unigue to the island.
In the bay of Juangriego you can find some species on the sandy beaches (Periploma margaritaceum / Phyllonotus margaritensis, andara brasiliana, a. chemnitzii, a. ovalis). You can also find shark teeth in the debris.
About two kilometres from to the west there are rich shell banks (about 70 species) amongst which Astrea brevispina, turitella variegata, cymatium parthenopeum, Persicula interrptolineata, Crucibulum auricula, Prunum prunum, Siphonaria pectinata. Also a lot of bivalves.
Around the beginning of the dock you can collect debris with small species.
On the coat east of the village, a lot of bivalves.
From the laguna to Punta Mosquito (the sand spit) , a lot of interesting shells, especially about halfway with a lot of bivalves.
Playa El Saco
At the end of the sand spit, also a lot of bivalves (1,000's of Tivela mactraoides, Andara brasiliana, 100's Pitar dione and some Strigilla carnaria).
Boca de Pozo
On the beach to the North and South, al lot of Strombus pugilis, Purple and yellow Chama macerophylla, mactrellona alata, Pteria colymbus.
Manglillo, El Yague, El Ague and Guayacanito had little shells.
> Fred L.J. Vervaet
The Netherlands, Amsterdam