Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 33 Number 2: 101-103 - April 1971

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Notes on the Occurence of the Snail, Euglandina rosea, in Caves of Northwestern Florida
Richard Franz, David S. Lee and Peter B. Stifel


The predatory snail, Euglandina rosea, was found to be a common trogloxene of several caves in Jackson and Washington Counties, Florida. It is believed that the snail collections represent portions of resident cave populations because: (a) the collections included a broad range of growth stage, (b) there is an abundant food supply available, (c) the snails utilize these caves for egg-laying. Data concerning nest sites, eggs, and hatching snails are included.

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