Posted: Jan 15 2007
Erosaria acicularis (Gmelin, 1791) Atlantic Yellow Cowrie
In my experience E. acicularis is found off Florida's east coast and in shallow waters in SE Florida. I have no records from the Keys.
Juvenile. Note teleoconch. Turtle Cay, Bimini, Bahamas. 29 mm
For more information, see Erosaria acicularis at the Cowrie Genetic Database Project , currently (March 2008) maintained in the Invertebrate Department at the Florida Museum of Natural History located at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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