Wild Florida Photo - Cerion incanum

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Cerion incanum

BEEHIVE SNAIL

PEANUT SNAIL

Florida native

 

Cerion incanum is the only native species of this genus in Florida. There are four subspecies, all found in extreme south Florida and the keys. Numerous other species have been introduced from the Bahamas and Cuba over the years, including a widespread experiment by Paul Bartsch in the 1920's in which he brought Cerion casablancae from Cuba to many of the Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas. These snails hybridized with the native beehive snails.
The snail shown here was photographed at Bahia Honda State Park, where apparently no pure C. casablancae survive. This could be a native C. incanum or a Cerion casablancae X Cerion incanum hybrid.

 
Cerion incanum is a member of the Ceriidae -  family.
 

















Date record last modified:
Aug 14, 2016