Category: Florida

Tremella mesenterica, 29 April 2013

Tremella mesenterica, the Witch’s butter; Hamilton county, Florida (29 April 2013). Also commonly referred to as the Yellow brain fungus Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Gray), 28 April 2012

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 April 2012). Note that some consider Gray-patterned Eastern rat snakes in this area to be Pantherophis spiloides, the Gray rat snake. Learn more about this complex at iNaturalist.org.

Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Gray), 28 April 2012

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 April 2012). Note that some consider Gray-patterned Eastern rat snakes in this area to be Pantherophis spiloides, the Gray rat snake. Learn more about this complex at iNaturalist.org.

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. The mouth is at the center of the starfish’s ventral side.

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A close up of this Royal starfish’s madreporite (also known as a sieve plate), essentially the intake valve to draw and…

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tremella fuciformis, 25 June 2012

Tremella fuciformis, the Snowy fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (25 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tremella fuciformis, 25 June 2012

Tremella fuciformis, the Snowy fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (25 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 27 September 2015

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Brevard county, Florida (27 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 27 September 2015

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Brevard county, Florida (27 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gopherus polyphemus, 22 August 2015

Gopherus polyphemus, the Gopher tortoise; Flagler county, Florida (22 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gopherus polyphemus, 22 August 2015

Gopherus polyphemus, the Gopher tortoise; Flagler county, Florida (22 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Physalia physalis, 20 May 2014

Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man o’ war; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Physalia physalis, 20 May 2014

Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man o’ war; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A macro shot of the dactylozooids which radiate outward from the Blue Button’s central float structure. Despite the presence of stinging nematocysts, Porpita Porpita doesn’t pose…

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A cluster of gonozoids (reproducitive zooids) on the underside of a BlueButton’s central float. The long, darker-bluer tentacle you see is one of the dactylozooids (which…

Porpita porpita, 19 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (19 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Not actually a jellyfish, the Blue button is better described as a colony of hydrozoan polyps functioning together as one organism. In this shot, you can see the…

Anadenobolus monilicornis, 11 June 2016

Anadenobolus monilicornis, the Bumblebee millipede; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. This Brown watersnake appears to be nearing ecdysis, the shedding of its scales (note the blue-sheen on the ocular/eye scale), but it was also sporting a bit…

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Caenoplana sp., 26 October 2013

Caenoplana sp. (undescribed species); Volusia county, Florida (26 October 2013). Learn more about this taxa at iNaturalist.org. I solicited identification help for this species on Twitter and received this reply from Jean-Lou Justine (https://twitter.com/Plathelminthe4): “After consulting Leigh Winsor, who is a real flatworm maestro,…

Caenoplana sp., 26 October 2013

Caenoplana sp. (undescribed species); Volusia county, Florida (26 October 2013). Learn more about this taxa at iNaturalist.org. I solicited identification help for this species on Twitter and received this reply from Jean-Lou Justine (https://twitter.com/Plathelminthe4): “After consulting Leigh Winsor, who is a real flatworm maestro,…

Bipalium vagum, 08 September 2015

Bipalium vagum, the Mollusc-eating hammerhead worm; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bipalium vagum, 08 September 2015

Bipalium vagum, the Mollusc-eating hammerhead worm; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bipalium kewense, 16 March 2012 (w/Video)

Bipalium kewense, the Arrowhead flatworm; Lowndes county, Georgia (16 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bipalium kewense, 10 January 2013

Bipalium kewense, the Arrowhead flatworm; Lowndes county, Georgia (10 January 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum, 22 May 2014

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum, the Lightning whelk; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum (egg case), 22 May 2014

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum, the Lightning whelk (egg casing); Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, 12 July 2004

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, the Eastern coachwhip; Lake county, Florida (12 July 2004). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Trachemys scripta scripta, 13 May 2013

Trachemys scripta scripta, the Yellow-bellied slider; Lowndes county, Georgia (13 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.