Learn about other molluscan species found in Florida waters, such as: coquina clams, green mussels, nudibranchs and large marine snails like horse conchs, lightning whelks and tulips.
Have you seen this invader?
The Asian green mussel (Perna viridis)
was found in Tampa Bay in late 1999.
Summary of the monitoring efforts by the Molluscan Fisheries team at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute: October 2005 - July 2007.
Data collected for the beach nourishment monitoring project, by the Molluscan Fisheries at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute: October 2005 - July 2007
What is a trochophore? Look here to find a definition for this and other terms associated with molluscs.
Publications of the Molluscan Fisheries Group 2005 - 2012
View images of nudibranchs.
Discover the nudibranchs of Florida. These colorful sea slugs lack
shells and carry their gills on the outside of their bodies. Find
out how they are useful in scientific research.
View images of other mollusc species found in Florida.
Map of the 2005 Sand Key Nourishment Project and the monitoring sites used by the Molluscan Fisheries group at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute