Vitricythara elata (Dall, 1889) Elongate Mangelia

Scanning Electron Micrographs

Vitricythara elata (Dall, 1889) Elongate Mangelia

Vitricythara elata (Dall, 1889) Elongate Mangelia

    Dredged in 125 ft., 48 mi. E. St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida by Ted Yocius in 1981 (5.05 mm.).     Dissected from the intestine of a batfish trawled in 140 ft., 55 mi. E. Ponte Vedra, St. Johns Co., Florida by scallop boats in 3/88 (6.73 mm.).

    Scanning electron micrographs performed under the auspices of the Dept. of Invertebrates of the United States National Museum with the excellent technical assistance of Ms. Yolanda Villacampa.

Vitricythara elata (Dall, 1889) Elongate MangeliaVitricythara elata (Dall, 1889) Elongate Mangelia

Vitricythara elata (Dall, 1889) Elongate Mangelia

    Lower Pinecrest beds, Upper Tamiami Formation, Sarasota County, Florida (3.73 mm.). SEMs produced in collaboration with Dr. Ann Heatherington, Dept. of Geology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Vitricythara elata (Dall, 1889) Elongate Mangelia

Beach drift, Dania Beach, Florida (5.3 mm.). Digital image by David Kirsh.