|An Unusual finding in Northeast Brasil
During a short dive in an offshore reef, Alex
Bianchi had found a very strange shell – one Jenneria. It
was found in a substract that he collected since that area has
very few stones to turn or coral to look. Most are sand bars on
depths around 20-25 meters surround by muddy bottom.
When he sent the shell, we tought that could be a Jenneria pustulata
lost from an ornament brought for a tourist, but the place is
hundreds of kilometers far of any touristic place. And it is not
a boat route due the shallow areas around.
Alex will be diving on this are for the next weeks and we hope
he will be able to find some more specimens and, maybe some live
ones! It will be an fantastic finding, especially due to the fact
of this Genus having only a single species!
It will show again the relation between many shells from West
and East America, like Anachis lyrata, Conus purpuracens/ermineus,
Thais biserialis/haemastoma, Purpura pansa/patula, etc.