Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791) Brevard County, Florida
Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791) Brevard County, Florida
Indian River, Titusville, Brevard Co., Florida (78 mm.)
Prey: various small snails and clams - no Crassostrea.
This specimen was eating another M. corona and is exceptionally large for this population.
Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791) Brevard County, Florida
Also known as Melongena corona altispira Pisbry and Vanatta, 1934.
Mosquito Lagoon, Brevard Co., Florida (42 mm.)
Prey: small snails and clams.
This size and form is typical.
Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791) Brevard County, Florida
Mosquito Lagoon, Brevard Co., Florida (39 mm.)
Prey: small snails and various.
Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791) Brevard County, Florida
Mosquito Lagoon, Brevard Co., Florida (94 mm.)
Prey: unknown.
Specimen by Marlo Krisberg and photograph by Phil Poland.
Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791) Brevard County, Florida
Indian River, Brevard Co., Florida (97 mm.)
Prey: oysters (Crassostrea virginica).
Forms exceeding 120 mm are not uncommon on oyster bars.
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