Photos / Sounds

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Although many identify shells that look like this as S. rustica, it is doubtful that S. rustica is present in Florida. See discussion at:

http://z14.invisionfree.com/Conchologist_Forum/index.php?showtopic=735

Photos / Sounds

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

C. fornucata is the largest and by far the most commonly found slipper shell in Florida, especially on beaches. It is quite variable in shape and color, inside and out. It can be identified by the shape of the edge of the interior deck (when present). The deck is white with the edge strongly sinuate with two "waves."

Exterior color usually a white background with tan to brown blotches or radiating lines. Interior may range from all white to browns or purple, and may be streaked, spotted or all one color. Live specimens usually covered by a brown to tan periostracum.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Almeja de arca Lunarca ovalis

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dean on sand.

Largest specimen:

H: 32 mm
W: 36.1 mm

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What

Cross-barred Venus Chione elevata

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

Largest: H: 28 mm W: 34.3 mm

Extremely common at all times I've collected here.

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What

Lightning pitar Pitar fulminatus

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand. Very common and always found when collecting at Sebastian.

Spotted specimen:

H: 27.2 mm
W: 33 mm

Brownish-orange specimen:

H: 23.5 mm
W: 29.1 mm

P. fulminatus is thin, but strong-shelled, and rather plump. Exterior of live or fresh-dead specimens has a chalky periostracum-like covering over the ventral portion. Examine dorsal hinge area to help confirm ID. Beaks pointed, very close and turned anteriorly. Lunule a wide oval, covered with growth lines, and bounded by a groove. Escutcheon absent. Exterior ligament tan and completely on posterior side of beaks.

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What

Transverse Ark Clam Anadara transversa

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

H: 22 mm
W: 26 mm

Key characters to recognize A. transversa are white shell with 30-35 undivided radial ribs, right valve is smaller so that margin of left valve extends farther, rough, dark brown periostracum usually worn off except around margins, and ligament is black, narrow, long extending far to the posterior side.

Is Florida’s smallest Anadara; usually about 20 mm wide, rarely over 35 mm.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand. There were several hundred.

Specimens in photos range from 18.2 mm to 22 mm.

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What

Giant Atlantic Cockle Dinocardium robustum

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

H: 70 mm
W: 65.3 mm

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What

Stiff Pen Shell Atrina rigida

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead in sand.

H: 140 mm
W: 51 mm

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What

Lettered Olive Oliva sayana

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

31.9 mm

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What

eastern auger Terebra dislocata

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

32.2 mm

Photos / Sounds

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on soft sand among sparse grass.

H: 31.3 mm
W: 35.1 mm

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What

Cross-hatched Lucine Divalinga quadrisulcata

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

H: 5.4 mm
W: 6.6 mm

Photos / Sounds

Observer

marlo

Date

August 24, 2011

Description

Not uncommon at one time. However, this date is the last time I've seen this species live at Sebastian.

Specimen with flammules 29.2 mm

Other specimen 27.5 mm

On mangrove leaves

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What

Elegant dosinia Dosinia elegans

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand

Height: 48.2 mm
Width: 52.4 mm

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What

Disk Dosinia Dosinia discus

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

Height: 56.8 mm
Width: 62.3 mm

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What

White Atlantic Semele Semele proficua

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand

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What

Giant tun Tonna galea

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead on sand.

84 mm

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Square

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

This beautiful species was once common in Brevard County in the early 1990's as far north as the Banana River. Since about 1996, I have not seen it live anywhere in Brevard County and rarely dead at Sebastian Inlet.

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What

Pear Whelk Busycotypus spiratus

Observer

marlo

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

Dead among sand and grass inside Sebastian Inlet.

Three position composite photo is after cleaning. Included are two photos of the unlucky inhabitant (Clibanarius vittatus), the Thinstriped Hermit Crab, when found.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Razorbill Alca torda

Observer

miwasatoshi

Date

January 10, 2013

Description

Part of winter 2012-2013 Razorbill irruption

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Gannet Morus bassanus

Observer

miwasatoshi

Date

November 30, 2008

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana

Observer

miwasatoshi

Date

November 30, 2008

Description

vagrant

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Observer

lisalundgren9

Date

February 2, 2015

Description

Pretty sure this is a first winter Herring Gull. It was a big ol' bird!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

lisalundgren9

Date

February 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

royal tern Thalasseus maximus

Observer

lisalundgren9

Date

February 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

ring-billed gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

lisalundgren9

Date

February 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White Ibis Eudocimus albus

Observer

catiewelch

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

Sighted by Laura Savi "Saw this banded Ibis at 12:30 this afternoon walking and picking through the yards with the other Ibis"

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Square

What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Observer

bathyporeia

Date

May 8, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)
Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

flcellogrl

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Loud insects in the middle of the day, while walking through the trails in the Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park.