Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Shark Eye

    Each day under the hard-packed sands of northeast Florida beaches a deadly game of cat and mouse takes place between the efficient predator Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) [Shark Eye] and its favorite prey Donax variabilis Say, 1822 [Variable Coquina]. Because this hunt can take place as much as six inches below the surface, it's difficult to make first-hand observations. However, by reading tell-tale "tracks in the sand" one can easily deduce  the particulars. Presented below are some images of the hunter, the hunted, and what a collector is likely to observe on a northeast Florida beach.

Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Shark Eye
Trawled by commercial scallop boat off the coast of N. E. Florida (58 mm.)
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  Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Shark Eye Exits The Substrate  Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Track In The Sand
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Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Shark Eye Sand Egg Collar   Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Shark Eye In Situ   Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Shark Eye
     Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) Shark Eye Large Specimen
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