After doing more research this afternoon, it appears to be "bubo," not "bufo." And the gastropod site I often use has it as Tutufa (Tutufa) bubo (Linnaeus, 1758). They are young specimens, but I wouldn't call them juvenile, and this is the one that they appear to be. Now is this name correct as to genus?
> From: "Harry G. Lee" <shells@HGLEE.COM>
> Date: 2004/06/19 Sat PM 07:47:07 GMT
> To: CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: the genus Bursa
> There are two species which have been called Bursa bufo in a variety of works:
> Bufonaria bufo (Bruguière, 1792), synonyms Buffo spadicea Montfort, 1810,
> Ranella granulata Lamarck, 1816, and Murex crassus Dillwyn, 1817, a
> medium-sized (WRS 83.8 mm) western Atlantic species, and the much larger
> (WRS, 258 mm), usually red-mouthed Indo-West Pacific Tutufa bufo (Röding,
> 1798), synonym Bursa lissostoma E. A. Smith, 1914. Since the first was
> originally named as a Murex, and the latter as a Bursa and they are
> presently placed in different genera, neither is a primary or secondary
> homonym of the other, and each is the earliest known name for separate
> biospecies. Ergo they are they are both valid nominal taxa.
> Which do you have before you?
> At 12:50 PM 6/19/2004, you wrote:
> >Hi, Everyone!
> >I was working on some more club shells yesterday, and I think perhaps the
> >genus has been changed on what was Bursa bufo. Can anyone set me straight?
> >Thanks ahead of time,
Harry G. Lee
1801 Barrs St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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