Posted: Jan 16 2011

 Arcopagia fausta (Pulteney, 1799), Faust Tellin, Lucky Tellin

Tellinafausta1
Tellinafausta1
press to zoom
Tellinafausta2
Tellinafausta2
press to zoom
Tellinafausta3
Tellinafausta3
press to zoom
Tellinafausta4
Tellinafausta4
press to zoom
Tellinafausta5
Tellinafausta5
press to zoom
Tellinafausta6
Tellinafausta6
press to zoom
no
no
press to zoom
james
james
press to zoom

1/16/11 Posted on Conch-L:

"I’ve checked the checklists, the new Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells, and elsewhere and as best I can tell A. fausta occurs in Florida waters only along the SE coast and Keys and not in the north and western Gulf of Mexico. If anyone has first-hand or otherwise reliable information of finds other than indicated, I would like to hear from you."

Jim Brunner, Gulf Coast Shell Club and major contributor to Harry Lee's Northwest Florida Marine Mollusk Checklist , reported:

"None recorded from NW Florida."


Peggy Williams, author of Shallow Water Turridae of Florida and the Caribbean, indicated:

"It's common in the Bahamas and at least as far south as Belize."


Carole Marshall, Broward Shell Club, reported some interesting finds:

"I only recently found it on Peanut Island (Palm Beach County). I had not seen it there before, (or if I did I was not paying attention)but came across an Octopus hole with quite a few pairs arranged around. I do not think I found a live one, but too many dead pairs not to be very close by."

Don68:

"They occur occasionally at the sound end of Jupiter Sound; no live ones observed but dead pairs show little signs of degradation."