Ecuadorian Shells based on research

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Ecuadorian Shells based on research

Post by bugboy2 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:20 am

Been hoping to start an E colony in the spring and have been researching conditions, habitats and most importantly shells. Two good science-based resources came up: Abrams, Peter. "Shell Selection and Utilization in a Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Coenobita Compressus (H. Milne Edwards)." Oecologia 34.2 (1978): 239-53. and Ball, E. E. 1972. Observations on the biology of the hermit crab, Coenobita compressus H. Milne Edwards (Decapoda; Anomura) on the west coast of the Americans. Revista de Biologica Tropical 20:265.
Using these sources and the internet I believe I have come up with a good list of shells. The list contains the shell name, country of origin in parentheses and location where crabs used the shell if known.
Achatina spp. (Japanese land snail): (African in origin) internet source.

Babylonia areolata- Areola/spotted Babylon (SE Asia; Philippines; Formosa; China) internet source.

Babylonia japonica- Japanese Babylon (Korea; Japan; Taiwan) internet source.

Babylonia spirata-spiral Babylon (Pakistan - Sri Lanka – Taiwan) internet source.

Babylonia zeylanica-brown blotched (SE India) internet source.

Cantharus melanostomus (Indian Ocean – Philippines) Internet source.

Cryptonartica affinis (accepted name. Cryptonatica affinis) - Arctic moonshell Circum-Arctic - Mediterranean; - California, USA; - N Carolina, USA; - Japan) Internet source.

Echinolittorina peruviana-periwinkle (Ecuador - Chile; Galápagos) this shell name came up when researching Littoraria zebra, looks promising.

Euspira lewisii (accepted name. Neverita lewisii)-Lewis’s moon snail (Vancouver Island, Canada - N Baja California, Mexico) Internet source.

Leucozonia cerata- waxy latirus (S Sea of Cortèz, W Mexico - Panama; Galápagos) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research.

Littoraria zebra ( Littorina zebra not correct) - zebra periwinkle (Pacific Costa Rica – Colombia) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research; Bahia Solano, Columbia.

Melongena melongena- West Indian conch (NE Mexico - Colombia - Surinam; Antilles; Mid-Atlantic Ridge) internet source.

Nassarius dorsatus- channeled nassa (W Pacific): internet source.

Natica chemnitzii (Panama, Ecuador, probably scattered throughout the Pacific); came up when researching shells in area of C. compressus.

Natica lineata (accepted name. Tanea lineata) (N Indian Ocean - Japan & W Australia) internet source.

Natica stellate- stellate sand snail (Australia; Indo-W Pacific) Internet source.

Nerita funiculata (Baja California, Mexico - N Peru; Galápagos) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.

Nerita scabricosta- Ornate nerite (Baja California, Mexico - Peru; Galápagos) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research; Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia; Bahia Solano, Columbia; ; Isle Montuosa, Panama; Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.

Neverita didyma-ball moon shell (SE Africa - W Pacific) internet source.

Phasianella australis- Australian pheasant, painted lady, and pheasant snail (W - SE Australia; Tasmania)
Internet source.

Plicopurpura patula –widemouth rockshell (SE Florida, USA; West Indies; Mid-Atlantic Ridge) Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia: Bahia Solano, Columbia; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico; the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research

Polinices duplicatus (accepted name Neverita duplicate) - shark’s eye (Massachusetts, USA - Yucatán, Mexico; Bahamas) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador (small percentage usage).

Solenosteira fusiformis (Panama – Peru) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research

Thais haemostoma (accepted name. Stramonita biseriatus) - rock shell Baja California, Mexico- Chile, Galapagos) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador; Punta Galera, Ecuador; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.

Thais melones (accepted name. Vasula melones) - gourd rock shell (Pacific Mexico - Peru; Galápagos) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador; Punta Galera, Ecuador; Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia; Bahia Solano, Columbia; ; Isle Montuosa, Panama; Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica.

Thais mutabilis (accepted name. Indothais lacera)-carinate rock shell (Durban Bay, Rep. South Africa - Red Sea - S E Asia; E Mediterranean?) Internet source.

Thais orbita (accepted name. Dicathais orbita) - cart-rut whelk (W - SE Australia; N New Zealand?) Internet source.

Thais speciosus (accepted name. Vasula speciosus) - rock shell (Baja California, Mexico - Peru; Galápagos) Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.

Turbo fluctuosus- Mexican turbo shell (Baja California, Mexico-Peru, Galapagos) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador.

Turbo saxosus-stony turbo (Panama- Peru) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador; Punta Galera, Ecuador; Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia; Bahia Solano, Columbia; Isle Montuosa, Panama; Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.
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Re: Ecuadorian Shells based on research

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:46 pm

Hey, cool - I didn't have the Abrams one in my Anomura Endnote, so now I can add it!

Thanks!

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Re: Ecuadorian Shells based on research

Post by bugboy2 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:06 pm

I've updated the taxonomy of the shells listed previously:
Achatina spp. (Japanese land snail): (African in origin) internet source.
Babylonia areolata- Areola/spotted Babylon (SE Asia; Philippines; Formosa; China) internet source.
Babylonia japonica- Japanese Babylon (Korea; Japan; Taiwan) internet source.
Babylonia spirata-spiral Babylon (Pakistan - Sri Lanka – Taiwan) internet source.
Babylonia zeylanica-brown blotched (SE India) internet source.
Cantharus melanostoma (Indian Ocean – Philippines) Internet source.
Cryptonatica affinis - Arctic moonshell Circum-Arctic - Mediterranean; - California, USA; - N Carolina, USA; - Japan) Internet source.
Dicathais orbita - cart-rut whelk (W - SE Australia; N New Zealand?) Internet source.
Echinolittorina peruviana-periwinkle (Ecuador - Chile; Galápagos) this shell name came up when researching Littoraria zebra, looks promising.
Indothais lacera-carinate rock shell (Durban Bay, Rep. South Africa - Red Sea - S E Asia; E Mediterranean?) Internet source.
Internet source.
Leucozonia cerata- waxy latirus (S Sea of Cortèz, W Mexico - Panama; Galápagos) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research.
Littoraria zebra (Littorina zebra not correct) - zebra periwinkle (Pacific Costa Rica – Colombia) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research; Bahia Solano, Columbia.
Melongena melongena- West Indian conch (NE Mexico - Colombia - Surinam; Antilles; Mid-Atlantic Ridge) internet source.
Nassarius dorsatus- channeled nassa (W Pacific): internet source.
Natica stellata- stellate sand snail (Australia; Indo-W Pacific) Internet source.
Nerita funiculata (Baja California, Mexico - N Peru; Galápagos) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.
Nerita scabricosta- Ornate nerite (Baja California, Mexico - Peru; Galápagos) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research; Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia; Bahia Solano, Columbia; ; Isle Montuosa, Panama; Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.
Neverita didyma-ball moon shell (SE Africa - W Pacific) internet source.
Neverita duplicata - shark’s eye (Massachusetts, USA - Yucatán, Mexico; Bahamas) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador (small percentage usage).
Neverita lewisii-Lewis’s moon snail (Vancouver Island, Canada - N Baja California, Mexico) Internet source.
Notocochlis chemnitzii (Panama, Ecuador, probably scattered throughout the Pacific); came up when researching shells in area of C. compressus.
Phasianella australis- Australian pheasant, painted lady, and pheasant snail (W - SE Australia; Tasmania)
Plicopurpura patula –widemouth rockshell (SE Florida, USA; West Indies; Mid-Atlantic Ridge) Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia: Bahia Solano, Columbia; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico; the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research
Solenosteira fusiformis (Panama – Peru) the Naos Island Laboratories, located next to Panama City, laboratory research
Stramonita biseriatus - rock shell Baja California, Mexico- Chile, Galapagos) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador; Punta Galera, Ecuador; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.
Tanea lineata (N Indian Ocean - Japan & W Australia) internet source.
Turbo (Callopoma) fluctuosus- Mexican turbo shell (Baja California, Mexico-Peru, Galapagos) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador.
Turbo (Callopoma) saxosus-stony turbo (Panama- Peru) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador; Punta Galera, Ecuador; Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia; Bahia Solano, Columbia; Isle Montuosa, Panama; Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.
Vasula melones - gourd rock shell (Pacific Mexico - Peru; Galápagos) Salinas and vicinity, Ecuador; Punta Galera, Ecuador; Straights between Islas Gorgona and Gorgonilla, Columbia; Bahia Solano, Columbia; ; Isle Montuosa, Panama; Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica.
Vasula speciosa - rock shell (Baja California, Mexico - Peru; Galápagos) Area of Islas Negritos and Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica; Bahia Tenacatita Jalisco, Mexico.

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