The "Tulips" Of The Western Atlantic (Family Fasciolariidae)

    Two Tulips are found in northeast Florida (Nassau, Duval and St. Johns Counties - Cinctura hunteria (G. Perry, 1811) [Eastern Banded Tulip] and Fasciolaria tulipa Linnaeus, 1758 [True Tulip]. In addition, an attractive orange colored form of the former with orange to red (rather than violet-brown) spiral bands is found at least two locations in St. Johns County in southern northeast Florida. While both species are found in all three counties, Fasciolaria tulipa is uncommon in Nassau and Duval Counties but is not uncommon further south in St. Johns County. Cinctura hunteria is seasonably common in all three counties.

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Cinctura hunteria - Banded Tulip Cinctura hunteria - Orange Form Fasciolaria tulipa - True Tulip
Cinctura hunteria (G. Perry, 1811) Eastern Banded Tulip

Cinctura hunteria (G. Perry, 1811) Eastern Banded Tulip

Fasciolaria tulipa (Linnaeus, 1758) True Tulip

Other Western Atlantic Tulips

Fasciolaria tulipa hollisteri Weisbord, 1962 (Venezuela) Cinctura hunteria Form (Gulf of Mexico)

Fasciolaria tulipa hollisteri Weisbord, 1962 (Venezuela)

Cinctura hunteria Form (Gulf of Mexico)

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