The Genus Fasciolaria [Tulips]

    Two members of the genus Fasciolaria are found in northeast Florida (Nassau, Duval and St. Johns Counties - Fasciolaria tulipa Linnaeus, 1758 [True Tulip] and Fasciolaria hunteria (G. Perry, 1811) [Eastern Banded Tulip]. In addition, an attractive orange colored form of the latter 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 to rare in Nassau and Duval Counties but is not uncommon further south in St. Johns County. Fasciolaria hunteria is seasonably common in all three counties.

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Fasciolaria tulipa - True Tulip

Fasciolaria hunteria - Banded Tulip

Fasciolaria hunteria - Orange Form

Fasciolaria tulipa (Linnaeus, 1758) True Tulip

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

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

Other Western Atlantic Fasciolaria

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

Fasciolaria tulipa hollisteri Weisbord, 1962 (Venezuela)

Fasciolaria hunteria Form (Gulf of Mexico)

 

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