Category: Molluscs

The Rosy Wolfsnail, 12 April 2014

Euglandina rosea, the Rosy wolfsnail; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). The Rosy wolfsnail, Euglandina rosea, is, relatively speaking, a fast and active predatory snail. Specifically, it hunts other snails and slugs. Native to much of Central America and┬áthe American southeast, the Rosy wolfsnail…

The Sargassum Nudibranch, 20 May 2014

Scyllaea pelagica, the Sargassum nudibranch; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014) Not all marine gastropod mollusks live in shells, and this is certainly the case with the Sargassum nudibranch, Scyllaea pelagica. A member of Order Nudibranch, generally referred to as “sea slugs,”┬áthis species hitchhikes…

The Shark Eye Sea Snail, 23 May 2014

Neverita duplicata, the Shark eye sea snail; Volusia county, Florida (23 May 2014). People love to collect shells at the beach. As a kid growing up in Ormond Beach, Florida, I was no different. With time, however, I became more interested in the things…