- José H. Leal
The Thrush Cowrie Rides Again!
Another occurrence of the non-native Thrush Cowrie, Naria turdus, in Palm Beach County, this time by Trent Gamble, who stumbled on the shell on the beach in Boca Raton, about a mile north of Boca Inlet.
Shell of Naria turdus, from Boca Raton. Photo by Bruce Haver.
Thanks to Bruce Haver, who photographed the shell, and Don Swenson, who made the connection with Bruce and Trent possible. The Thrush Cowrie was first reported in Florida last month, in paper co-authored by Anton Oleinik, José H. Leal, Anne Dupont, Nuch Uthairat. Read the paper here.
Another view of the shell of Naria turdus, from Boca Raton. Photo by Bruce Haver.
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