Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 11:02:23 EDT
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Subject: Re: Cassis madagascariensis spinella
I was in the Keys looking for a good C. madagascariensis to purchase for a
friend. They have been taken there, but are now extremely expensive to
purchase. The shell shop lady said she was waiting for warmer weather and she
would be diving up more of them.
So, evidently they are there.
In a message dated 5/2/2011 8:47:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Marlo, we found three live C.m. spinella last summer off Big Pine Shoals
in 70-80 feet. I just went and checked. They are definitely the spinella.
During the past twenty years we have found far more of the spinella
form/subspecies in the Keys than the "typical" form. However, during the past
few years I have not seen as many at 8-20 foot depth, but maybe we will find
some this summer. Cheers, Ken
From: Conchologists List [mailto:CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 7:22 AM
Subject: [CONCH-L] Cassis madagascariensis spinella
Has anyone seen live C. m. spinella in the waters of the Florida Keys in
the past 10 years?