Daedalochila subclausa (Pilsbry, 1899) On Imeson Road In Duval Co., Florida
During a survey trip on
May 1, 2010, this reporter discovered a single empty Daedalochila
subclausa shell on the bank of a large retention pond on the
corner of Imeson and Pritchard Roads (GPS:
30.22178N 081.46202W (WGS-84 Datum)). No additional
could be located that date or during a return
visit on 5/7/2010. The next day avid snailer Brian Marshall visited
the site and found a recently deceased additional specimen several
hundred feet from the location of the initial find. In addition,
Brian discovered several living juvenile Daedalochila auriculata
(Say, 1818) [Ocala Liptooth] in the same area. This reporter then
revisited the site on 5/9/2010 and found six living D.
subclausa and two adult D. auriculata (including
one alive) in the same area as Brian's find the day previous.
On 6/11/2012 a single empty Daedalochila subclausa shell was found in the high water wrack line near the north fork of Six Mile Creek on Imeson Road - a site located one half mile south of the corner retention pond. It's uncertain whether that specimen was transported there from an upstream location on Six Mile Creek or from the area of the retention pond during a recent flood.
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Daedalochila habitat looking east towards Interstate 295 with the retention pond on the left (5/9/2010)