Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 12:51:20 -0500
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From: "Harry G. Lee" <shells@HGLEE.COM>
Subject: Re: Nerita in W FL
Finds like yours are of great interest and should whet collectors'
appetites to find living colonies in that neck of the woods. When/if
found, we might ultimately discover that such a colonies aren't
permanent metropolises as they are victimized by periodic
At 01:55 PM 1/8/2007, you wrote:
>Harry, et al
>I dont know if this helps or not, but my last trip down to Sanibel
>was last November, and on one of the causeway islands leading into
>Sanibel I found a dead Nerita in the wash of a small inlet, it's
>more than likely peloronta because the teeth are quite large and
>pronounced. It of course had no color left and was bleached out, but
>none the less it was still there. I didnt even pick it up and keep
>it. The same time I also visited Marco and vicinity but didnt see or
>find any Nerita there, and I wasn't looking for them either so that
>could explain why i didnt find any....I did see some gorgeous
>periwinkles tho attached to the old bridge pilings in Goodland.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:shells@HGLEE.COM>Harry G. Lee
>Sent: 1/8/2007 12:35:02 PM
>Subject: Nerita in W FL
>De art Listers,
>What do you think about these records from the Carnegie Museum of
>Natural History <
>62.18495 .......... Genus: Nerita .. Species: peloronta .... Number
>of specimens: 4 ..... Florida .....Lee Co .....Sanibel Island.
>62.18494 .......... Genus: Nerita ...Species: tesselata [sic] ......
>Number of specimens: 2 ...... Florida ..... Lee Co ..... Sanibel Island.
>62.18496 .......... Genus: Nerita ...Species: versicolor .......
>Number of specimens: 12 ...... Florida .......Lee Co ........Sanibel Island.
>In all of these three entries the fields where habitat, live/empty,
>collector, and date of collection were vacant.
>We know Sanibel is a shellers' paradise, but can anyone confirm that
>Nerita has actually lived there?
>Harry G. Lee, M. D.
>4132 Ortega Forest Dr.
>Jacksonville, FL 32210 USA
>voice (904) 389 4049
>look at www.jaxshells.org
Harry G. Lee, M. D.
4132 Ortega Forest Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32210 USA
voice (904) 389 4049
look at www.jaxshells.org