Checklists & Collecting Reports
Lists of shells collected at Florida/Gulf locations

Posted: Jul 12 2009

Matanzas Inlet (NE Florida)

Matanzas Inlet is at the southern end of St. Johns County, Florida. It is a small inlet with constantly shifting sand bars not particulaly hospitable to shells. During minus tides, except for the boat channel, you can walk completely across to Rattlesnake Island. However, the sand bars directly inside the inlet are composed of rough sand and shell rubble partially in suspension causing it to act like quicksand in many places.
 

The list was started by Joel Wooster and Marlo Krisberg.

Key to collectors: JW = Joel Wooster; MK = Marlo Krisberg; AP = A. Powers (bullas); BF = Bill Frank; KL = Kirsten Van Laethem
 

Univalves

Astyris lunata (MK;

Bostrycapulus aculeatus (MK;
Busycon sinistrum (JW;
Busycotypus canaliculatus (JW;
Cerithium atratum (BF;
Costoanachis avara (MK;
Costoanachis sertulariarum (MK;

Diodora cayenensis (KL;

Echinolittorina placida (MK;
Eupleura caudata (MK;
Fasciolaria hunteria (AP; MK;
Fasciolaria tulipa (MK;
Gemophos tinctus (BF; MK; 
Hastula cinerea salleana (Deshayes, 1859) (MK;
Ilyanassa obsoleta (JW; MK;
Littoraria irrorata (JW; 
Melongena corona (BF; MK;
Nassarius acutus (MK;
Nassarius polygonatus (MK;
Nassaarius vibex (MK;
Nerita fulgurans (MK; KL;
Neverita duplicata (BF;
Parvanachis obesa (MK;
Seila adamsii (MK;
Sinum maculatum (AP;
Sinum perspectivum (AP;
Strombus alatus (MK;
Stromonita floridana (MK;
Terebra concava (MK;
Terebra dislocata (BF;
Triplofusus giganteus (BF; MK;
Urosalpinx cinerea (MK;


Bivalves

Abra aequalis (MK;
Anadara transversa (MK;
Anatina anatina (MK;
Angulus texanus (MK;
Angulus versicolor (MK;
Arcinella cornuta (BF;
Argopecten gibbus (BF;
Atrina rigida (MK;
Atrina serrata (JW; MK;
Brachidontes exustus (MK;
Carycorbula caribaea (MK;
Chama congregata (BF;
Chione elevata (BF;
Crassinella lunulata (MK;
Crassostrea virginica (MK;
Dinocardium robustum (MK;
Dosinia discus (MK;
Eurytellina alternata (BF;

Gemma gemma (MK; 
Geukensia demissa (MK;

Isognomon alatus (MK; 
Lunarca ovalis (MK;
Macrocallista maculata (MK;

Macrocallista nimbosa (MK; 
Mercenaria campechiensis (MK;
Merisca aequistriata (AP; JW; MK
Modiolus modiolus squamosus (MK;
Parvilucina crenella (MK;
Perna viridis (MK;
Pitar fulminatus (JW; MK;
Scapharca (Anadara) brasiliana (Lamarck, 1819) (MK;

Semele proficua (MK;
Tagelus plebeius (MK;

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