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 Nerita peloronta Linnaeus, 1758, Bleeding Tooth
Marlo
Posted: Dec 24 2006, 02:38 PM


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These are among the most common color forms. The larger one (43 mm) is from North Riding Rocks, Bimini, Bahamas. The other (24 mm) is from the ocean side of Key Largo, Florida Keys. Image by Marlo Krisberg.
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Posted: Dec 25 2006, 08:03 AM


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Cape Florida, Key Biscayne, Dade County, FL. 27 mm. Image by Marlo Krisberg.
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Blowing Rocks, Palm Beach County, Florida. 28.5 mm. Images by Marlo Krisberg.
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Posted: Dec 25 2006, 09:13 AM


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Bermuda. Image by Tom Eichhorst.
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Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas. Image by Tom Eichhorst.
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Venezuela. Image by Tom Eichhorst.
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Posted: Aug 29 2007, 05:45 PM


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Marlo,

in adding to this post of photos concerning N. peloronta, here is a wonderful specimen I collected some time ago near Bahia S.P. , Florida Keys, 24mm, striking yellow and black patterning with red checks.
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and a photo of the ventrum ( sans operc )
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Posted: May 4 2008, 11:49 AM


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On 5/2/2008 David Herman wrote:

Hi,
On a recent trip to St. Croix I took photos of many Nerita Peloronta. Some did not look like the usual examples. The apex is elongated away from the body with a sharp point. The body itself is extremely ribbed, almost pumpkin like. Has anybody seen these? What are they?

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Marlo wrote:

Looks very worn from being in a pounding environment to me. Were they in an environment subject to a lot of pounding waves?


David replied: The shells were found on the windward side. The juvenile and mature shells seemed to be the same, while there were other pelorontas of the usual type.

Tom Eichhorst commented:

Hey David,

I agree with Marlo that they look "wave worn," but they are also definitely sport, or freaks, or whatever. I have seen a similar high spire in a Nerita plicata. In any case, interesting looking shells, but still N. peloronta.
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