Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

Along US-1 South Southeast Of International Golf Parkway, St. Johns County, Florida

    During a terrestrial mollusk survey on 11/18/2015, Daedalochila auriculata were discovered along the west side of US-1 about 2.1 miles southeast of International Golf Parkway, St. Johns County, Florida (GPS: 29.591732N 081.221316W). At the site, US-1 spans a west to east swiftly flowing creek. Four empty Daedalochila auriculata shells were found in vegetation south southeast of the creek between US-1 and the Florida East Coast Railroad tracks which parallel US-1. A follow-up visit on 11/21/2015 revealed that empty Daedalochila auriculata shells were also present in vegetation north northwest of the creek. No living specimens could be located during either of the two visits but may be present in vegetation near the creek.

Daedalochila site looking east towards US-1 from the Florida East Coast Railroad tracks

Daedalochila site looking east towards US-1 from the Florida East Coast Railroad tracks

The empty shells found at the site

The empty shells found at the site

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