Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck

Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck

Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck

     Buried in sand inside St. Augustine Inlet, St. Johns County, Florida 3/29/2021 (153 mm.). Digital images copyright 2021 by Mark Johnson.

Panopea bitruncata found by Florida State Senator Verle Pope in the Matanzas River, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County Florida, September, 1954

    Panopea bitruncata found by Florida State Senator Verle Pope in the Matanzas River, near Flagler Hospital, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County Florida, September, 1954, UF285115. Image from State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/126273. To the best of our knowledge only two additional live specimens have been found in northeast Florida since Senator Pope's find in 1954 - one in July, 2020 and a second in March, 2021 (both illustrated herein).

Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck In Situ  Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck In Situ  Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck

Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck   

Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck

Panopea bitruncata (Conrad, 1872) Atlantic Geoduck