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Date:         Tue, 9 Jan 2007 12:51:20 -0500
Reply-To:     Conchologists List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sender:       Conchologists List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Harry G. Lee" <shells@HGLEE.COM>
Subject:      Re: Nerita in W FL
In-Reply-To:  <410-2200711818551135@earthlink.net>
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Dear Lyle,

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 environmental vicissitudes.

Thanks! Harry

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. > >Lyle > > >----- Original Message ----- >From: <mailto:shells@HGLEE.COM>Harry G. Lee >To: <mailto:CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >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 < >http://collections.carnegiemnh.org/mollusks/specimen/index.cfm >? > >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 >! > > >Harry G. Lee, M. D. >4132 Ortega Forest Dr. >Jacksonville, FL 32210 USA >voice (904) 389 4049 >email: shells@hglee.com >look at www.jaxshells.org

Harry G. Lee, M. D. 4132 Ortega Forest Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32210 USA voice (904) 389 4049 email: shells@hglee.com look at www.jaxshells.org


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