Posted: Sep 9 2007
Eupleura tampaensis (Conrad, 1846), Tampa Drill (Cocoa Beach, too*)
Previously and still treated by some as Urosalpinx tampaensis (Conrad, 1846)
*CLICK HERE to read about finding this species on Florida's east coast.
squijum3 posted on Nov 25 2006 in the LTS forum and asked:
Question: This past week we collected a few eulpleura in the Banana River along the causeway to Cocoa Beach. After looking through many books came to belive them to be Eulpleura tampaensis, but everywhere I look they only list as coming from our west coast?? Some are as large as 30+mm, very purple aperature & a dark narrow band around the middle of the shell. Any info would be great. Do we get tampaensis here on the east coast??
Any help is appreciated. Thanks very much!!!
E. tampaensis is found on FLorida's east coast. See this article.
Here're some images of micro sized
E. tampaensis recently collected from
the same locale as the specimens
Banana River Lagoon between Merritt
Island and Cocoa Beach, Brevard
County, FL. 10 and 11 mm
June 2008 Marlo: Just-collected live specimens; Banana River at Pineda Cswy.