Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth Along US-1 North Of International Golf Parkway

St. Johns County, Florida

    During a terrestrial mollusk survey on 9/1/2015, a Daedalochila auriculata population was discovered along US-1 about 3.1 miles northwest of International Golf Parkway, St. Johns County, Florida. At the site, US-1 spans a swampy area (part of Twelve Mile Swamp) which is present on both sides of the road. Empty Daedalochila shells were found on all four approaches to this water body and live specimens were found in heavy vegetation on the southeast and northwest approaches (pictured below). A return visit to the site on 10/6/2015 revealed that the Daedalochila population extends for at least several hundred yards both southeast and northwest of the of the water body.

Daedalochila site looking northwest along US-1 towards Jacksonville

Daedalochila site looking northwest along US-1 towards Jacksonville

Some of the living specimens found at the site

Some of the living specimens found at the site

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