DR. PETUCH MAKES DONATION TO SHELL CLUB LIBRARY

Dr. Edward Petuch, has donated many books from his library to the Broward Shell Club. Ed recently retired from Florida Atlantic University, where he was a professor of Geology in the Department of Geosciences. Being the vibrant speaker Ed is, his students will miss him. While I was picking up the books, one of his former students told me the department will not be the same without him.

Long known by many of the members of the Broward Shell Club, since he was a graduate student at the University of Miami, Ed has named over 1200 species of Recent and Fossil mollusks and written 17 books. Ed has had a close relationship to many of our club members, naming many species of shells for both Alice and Bob Pace, Kevan and Linda Sunderland, Lynda Zylman and myself including others.

Many thanks to Ed for his generous donation to our club. Some are already ready for check out in our library.

Submitted by Carol Marshall20161031_134433

APRIL 2016 PROGRAM

OxnoeantillarumshellcollageAnneDSCN60412webThe Subject of our April Program will be: “Shelled Opisthobranchs” presented by Anne DuPont.
Anne’s Presentation will cover some of the Opisthobranch snails that still possess a shell:
bubble snails, sea hares, solar-powered slugs, side-gill slugs and the umbrella slug.
The program includes her underwater photos of these sea slugs, along with photos of the internal shells.
Also included will be underwater photos of a few “Non-shelled Opisthobranchs – Nudibranchs”
The Program covers Opisthobranchs from Florida waters and the Caribbean.

Anne DuPont is an Underwater Photographer specializing in opisthobranchs.
She is one of the co-authors of “Caribbean Sea Slugs, A field guide to the opisthobranch mollusks from the tropical northwestern Atlantic.”
Her photos have been published in numerous books, magazines, and educational DVDs.

She is a volunteer with the Florida Natural History Museum and a Museum Associate in Malacology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

She has been diving in the Lake Worth Lagoon for over 20 years, and is very knowledgeable on underwater life found there. She is on the Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative Speakers Bureau speaking on the Marine Life Found in the Lagoon”

BROWARD SHELL CLUB AUCTION – LISTING OF LOTS UP FOR AUCTION

BROWARD SHELL CLUB AUCTION

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
At the Pompano Beach Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

Auction Preview 6:15 p.m. Bidding Begins Promptly at 6:45 p.m.

NOTE: Items marked with an asterisk (*) can be viewed on the club’s website

  1. Busycon perversum sinistrum w/data, Our Club shell! A BIG beauty! Goodland, FL, Opening bid $40.00
  2. Tonna lischkeana w/basic data, Taiwan
  3. Conus litteratus w/basic data, great color & pattern! 105.5 mm, Indo-Pacific
  4. Conus aulicus w/data, Philippines
  5. Conus episcopatus w/data, Philippines
  6. Conus striatus w/data, Philippines
  7. Conus fergusoni w/data, w/operculum, & w/periostracum, Ecuador
  8. Tutufa bufo w/data & operculum, Philippines
  9. Tutufa bubo w/data Philippines
  10. Struthiolaria papulosa w/data New Zealand

11. Three species of Siphonalia, 6 shells total

S. trochulus w/data, Japan
S. cassidariaeformis w/data, Japan
S. cassidariaeformis forma funerea w/data, Japan

12. Babylonia spirata 3 specimens w/data, India
13. Babylonia japonica 2 specimens w/data, 1 w/periostracum & operc, Japan
14. Bolma tayloriana w/data & operculum, South Africa, Opening bid $15.00
15. Cypraea cervus w/data, Florida Keys
16. Set of 12 shell design lace valances, new in packages, Opening bid $10.00
17. Set of 8 shell design paper napkins in shell design gift bag, Opening bid $8.00 18. Box of shell design notecards & address book
19. Shell Puzzle, new in box, Opening bid $5.00
20. Men’s IST Pro-Line Dive Skin Size XXL, never worn, Opening bid $5.00
21. Glass Vase filled with shells valued at over $150.00, Opening bid $30.00
22. Glass Vase filled with shells valued at over $150.00, Opening bid $30.00
23. Turbinella angulatum w/data, w/operculum & periostracum, Bimini, Bahamas 24. Cassis simigranosum w/data, South Australia
25. Xenogalea inornata w/data, Japan
26. Galeodea echinophora w/data, Italy
27. Casmaria erinaceus 2 forms, smooth & wrinkled, w/basic data, Philippines 28. Phalium granulatum 2 specimens, w/data, Pompano Beach, FL
29. Galeodea rugosa w/data, Western Europe
30. Harpa major forma conoidalis w/data, Australia

31. Harpa major w/data, Zanzibar, East Africa
32. Harpa crenata 3 specimen growth series, w/data, West Mexico 33. Harpa amouretta 2 specimens w/data, Philippines
34. Harpa cabriti w/data, Mozambique, Africa
35. Harpa articularis w/data, Philippines

  1. 2 Books: Checklist of Living Cypraeida by Lorenz & Hubert, and

    Shell Catalogue 1984, Published by Gov’t of Papua and New Guinea

  2. Book: Systematics of the Families Mitridae & Volutomitridae by Cernohorsky
  3. Book: The Mitridae of Fiji by Cernohorsky
  4. Pecten fumatus 2 specimens w/data, Western Australia
  5. Pecten maximus w/data, France
  6. Pecten novazelandiae w/data, New Zealand
  7. Pecten jacobaeus w/data, Spain
  8. Mirapecten rastellum 2 specimens, w/data
  9. Argopecten ventricosus w/data, West Mexico
  10. Amusium pleuronestes w/basic data, South Pacific
  11. Amphidromis furcillatus 2 specimens w/data, Sumatra
  12. 3 Species of “Shelly Operculated Land Snails” (2 of each species) Annularia

    candeana, Tudora aurantia, & Opisthosiphon bahamiense, all w/data, Cuba,

    Bonaire & Bahamas

  13. Ten Species of Bivalves collected at Crandon Beach on Key Biscayne, FL
  14. 3 Species of Shells from the Dominican Republic Strombus pugilis, Astraea

    phoebium & Chicoreus pomum, all with data

  15. 3 Species of World Wide Cerithium: Pseudovertagus aluco w/data, Philippines

    Cerithium vulgatum w/data, West Africa, & Rhinoclavis fasciata w/data,

    Australia

  16. Astraea caelatum 6 specimen growth series w/data, Bahamas
  17. Book: Fabulous Florida Fossil Shells by Gary Schmelz, new, autographed copy!
  18. Books: Johnsonia – Monographs of Western Atlantic Mollusks

    Volume I and Volume II; Volume II is autographed by William Clench

  19. Book: Shells of New Guinea and the Central Indo-Pacific by Alan Hinton
  20. Book: The Art of Shellcraft by Paula Critchly
  21. Book: Caribbean Seashells by Warmke and Abbott
  22. Book: Conchs, Tibias and Harps by Jerry Walls
  23. 24 Issues of American Conchologist
  24. 6 pairs of women’s shell design socks, in decorative storage box! Too cute!
  25. Gift bag of Coral & Shell design soap, glass soap dish and notecards.
  26. Snorkel, Brand New!
  27. Shell Design wheeled tote bag
  28. Ceramic fish decorative item, adorable!

*64. Liguus fasciatus f. dohertyi Topotype! w/data, Florida Keys

  1. Liguus virgineus 3 specimens w/data, unusual color form
  2. Liguus fasciatus f. barbouri 5 specimens/5 locations, w/data, Florida Everglades
  3. Liguus fasciatus 20 different color forms, w/data Florida
  4. Murex axicornis 3 specimens w/data, Philippines

*69. Chicoreus beauii 2 specimens w/data, Florida

70. Poirieria nuttingi 2 specimens w/data, Florida *71. Pteropurpura bequaerti w/data, Florida

  1. Liomesus c.f. dalei w/data, Norway
  2. Neptunea antique w/data, Scotland
  3. Colus c.f. gracilis w/data, England

*75. Argonauta argo w/data, Dania Beach, Florida

  1. 7 species of Florida/Caribbean Trivia
  2. Solemya australis w/data, Australia
  3. 10 World-wide species of Acmaea
  4. Polished Shells, 7 different species
  5. Conus vexillum w/data, Philippines
  6. Conus granarium 2 specimens w/data, Columbia
  7. Conus inscriptus w/data, India

83 Conus samiae w/data, Philippines

  1. Conus purpurascens 2 specimens, w/data, Costa Rica
  2. Conus centurio w/data, Columbia

86 Conus magus w/data Philippines

  1. Conus figulinus 2 specimens w/data, Solomon Islands
  2. 2 Mexican Olives: Oliva incrassata 3 specimens w/data, West Mexico &

    Oliva polpasta 2 specimens w/data, West Mexico

  3. Oliva miniacea w/data, Philippines
  4. Oliva annulata 4 color forms w/data, Philippines
  5. Oliva carneola 3 color forms, 7 specimens w/data, Philippines
  6. 10 World-wide species of limpets! All w/data

93 Serpolorbis c.f. sipho 2 specimens w/data 94. Cymatium hepaticum 2 specimens w/data

*95. Timbellus phyllopterus w/data, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, Opening bid $100.00

  1. Agaronia propatula 2 specimens w/data, Costa Rica
  2. Neptunea heros w/data, Alaska
  3. Buccinum zelotes w/data, Japan
  4. Buccinum undatum, 2 specimens w/data, Rhode Island
  5. 4 species/3 genera/7 specimens of allied Buccinids, all w/data
  6. Framed Shell Art
  7. Shell Print Tote Bag, new in bag
  8. Matted photograph of Flamingos
  9. Print of Magnolia flower watercolor painting
  10. Original painting of Emoda sagriana, a purple & green landsnail, by Joseph

    Regan, Beautiful! Opening bid $50.00

  11. Cypraecassis testiculus w/data, Guadeloupe French West Indies
  12. Pugilina morio w/operculum & periostracum, w/data, Guadeloupe,

    French West Indies

  13. Fasciolaria tulipa w/data, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, unusual orange

    color and inflated form, Nice Shell!

  14. Umbraculum umbraculum w/basic data, Columbia, Beautiful Specimen!
  15. Murex akritos w/data, Queensland, Australia

111. Boreotrophon beringi w/data, Japan 112. Jaton decussatus w/data, Senegal 113. Latiaxis diadema w/data, Philippines 114. Latiaxis bernardi w/data, Africa 115. Favartia pelepili w/data, Philippines 116. Latiaxis benoiti w/data, Spain

117. Columbarium natalense w/data, South Africa
118. Bag of assorted shells for shell arts & crafts
119. Collection of 7 small species of preserved sea-life…crabs, shrimp & urchin
120. Sea Urchin from Reunion Island Podophora atratus unique & beautiful specimen 121. Women’s Guy Harvey Billfish T-shirt size XL, new & never worn

  1. Book: The American Museum of Natural History Guide to Shells

    by Emerson & Jacobson

  2. Book: Seashells of the World with Values by A. Gordon Melvin
  3. Book: Seashells of Western Europe by Bouchet, Danrigal, & Huyghens
  4. Shell Design Fireplace Matches
  5. Strombus galeatus 3 specimen growth series, with data, West Mexico
  6. Strombus costatus 2 specimens w/ data, Bimini, Bahamas and Marathon, Florida
  7. Strombus gigas 4 specimen growth series, w/data, San Blas Islands, Panama
  8. Polinices lewisi 3 specimens w/data, Oregon
  9. Triplofusus giganteus w/data, Large & Beautiful specimen of Florida’s State

    Shell! Marathon, Florida Keys

  10. Haliotis sorenseni w/data, Mexico
  11. Haliotis kamtschatkana assimilis w/data, Mexico
  12. Haliotis cracherodii w/data, Mexico
  13. Haliotis fulgens w/data, Mexico
  14. Tutufa bufo 2 specimens, w/data, Philippines
  15. Tutufa rubeta w/basic data, Indo-Pacific
  16. Busycon coarctatum w/data, East Mexico
  17. Buccinum c.f. undatum 2 specimens w/data, elongated spires! Denmark
  18. Buccinum zelotes w/data, Japan
  19. Neptunea heros w/data, Alaska
  20. Buccinum striatissimum w/data, Japan
  21. Buccinum undatum 3 specimens w/data, color variations, Maine

143 Neptunea antique w/data, Scotland

  1. 4 different boxes of shell soaps, plus shell design nail stickers, in shell design

    gift/storage box!

  2. Book: Sea Treasure, a Guide to Shell Collecting by K.Y. Johnstone
  3. Book: Collecting Seashells by K.Y. Johnstone
  4. Books: Seashells of the World by Golden, How to Clean Seashells by E. Bergeron
  5. Publications: Sea Frontiers & Sea Secrets & The Seaside Trail
  6. Publications: Shell Collector, issues 1 & 2
  7. 2 Species of Boring Clams: Parapholas californica 2 specimens w/data,

    California & Penitella penita w/data, California

  8. Conus betulinus 2 different color forms w/data, Philippines & Mauritius
  9. Stombus raninus w/data, Key Biscayne, collected by the late Corinne Edwards
  1. 4 species of Tonna: Tonna galea, Tonna lischkeana, Tonna pennata, & Tonna variegata, all w/data
  2. Oliva porphyria w/basic data, 100 mm!! Gulf of California
  3. 3 color forms of Oliva reticulata, 7 shells total, w/data
  4. Oliva irisans 2 color forms w/data, Philippines
  5. Oliva tricolor 2 color forms, all w/data, 5 shells total, Philippines
  6. Cypraea tigris 2 color forms w/data, Philippines
  7. Cypraea mauritiana w/data, Hawaii
  8. Cypraea cinerea 2 large specimens w/data, Florida
  9. Cypraea obveleta 2 dwarf, heavily calloused specimens w/data, Huahine,

    Polynesia

  10. Marginella glabella 2 specimens w/data, Africa
  11. Ellobium aurismidae 2 specimens w/basic data, SW Pacific
  12. Harpulina aurasiaca 2 specimens w/data, Indian Ocean
  13. Struthiolaria papulosa 2 specimens w/data, New Zealand
  14. Nucella freycineti elongata 2 specimens w/data, Japan
  15. Helicostyla concinna forma virens w/data, Philippines
  16. Epitoneum irregular w/data, Philippines, +/-40 mm!!!

    Previous World Size Record!

  17. Laevicardium elatum w/data, West Mexico
  18. Aequipecten opercularis w/basic data, Belgium
  19. Siratus beauii w/data, Dry Tortugas
  20. Chicoreus orchidifloris w/data, Philippines
  21. Murex kiiensis w/data, Philippines
  22. Columbarium eastwoodae w/basic data, South Africa
  23. Pterynotus miyokoae w/data, Philippines
  24. Latiaxus pilsbryi w/data Taiwan Strait
  25. Latiaxus mawae w/data Taiwan Strait
  26. Siratus beauii w/data, Dry Tortugas
  27. Homalocantha zamboi w/data, Philippines, large & impressive shell!
  28. Homalocantha secunda w/data, Australia
  29. Astraea helioptropum w/data, New Zealand, 100 mm!
  30. Shell decorated glass vase

183 Ceramic Conch Shell serving dish/planter

  1. Margaret Furlong Heart Cockle ornament, in original box
  2. Cymbiola nobilis, polished
  3. Shell design decorative gift/storage box filled with assortment of shell notecards

    and notepads, Lovely! Opening bid $10.00

  4. Shell Design decorative gift/storage box filled with assortment of shell notecards

    and notepads, Gifts Galore! Opening bid $10.00

  5. Bag of coordinating shell & coral design paper plates, paper placemats, napkins

    & guest towels, Opening bid $20.00

  6. Bag of coordinating shell & coral design paper plates, paper placemats, napkins

    & guest towels, Opening bid $20.00

  7. Tridacna squamosa w/basic data. Everybody’s favorite fluted clam! Peach color.
  8. Chama lazarus w/basic data, Red Sea
  1. Lambis chiragra chiragra w/data, Indonesia
  2. 3 Lambis species: Lambis crocata crocata, Lambis lambis & Lambis millepeda,

    all with data

194 Lambis truncata sebae w/data, Philippines. A BIG boy!

  1. Amoria ellioti w/data, Western Australia
  2. Odontocymbiola magellanica w/data, Argentina
  3. Voluta beckii w/data, Brazil
  4. Melo broderipi w/data, Philippines
  5. Melo amphora w/data, Australia
  6. Livonia mammilla leucostoma w/data, Australia, 265 mm F+

Many Thanks to our Generous Donors to this Auction: Nancy Galdo
The Lauren Cope Estate
Bob and JuYing Janowsky

Randy Allamand
The Broward Shell Club
An anonymous friend of the Broward Shell Club Bob & Alice Pace
Tom Ball
Sue Hobbs & Phil Dietz
Richard Kent
Don and Kitsmueller /“Keys Shells”
Phyllis Diegel
Stephen Tan / MT Shells
Vincente “Vic” B. Dungog
Randy Bridges
Kinsey Maxwell
Gene Everson
Linda Zylman Holzinger & David Holzinger Jose & Marcus Coltro/“Femorale Shells”
The Galka Family
The Georgia Lustig Estate
Marge & Gerry Heynes
Sally Marshall
The Sam & Betty Collins Estate
Al & Carol Brunner
Bev Dolezal
Dr. Gary Schmelz
Patrick J. Murphy, Esq.
Ildze Ejups
Phyllis Diegel & Dick Duerr
The Corrine E. Edwards Estate
Lucy Clampitt
Carolyn VunKannon

DR. GARY SCHMELZ – JANUARY PROGRAM

GarySchmelzphotoDr. Gary Schmelz will be the guest speaker at the January 2016 meeting, Professor Schmelz received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Delaware. He is the former Director of the Big Cypress Nature Center and Director of Education for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. While working at the Big Cypress Nature Center and Conservancy, he developed, among other things, environmental science classes for Collier County 3d , 4th, and 7th grade children, a national environmental education training program for teachers, established a wild animal rehabilitation center, and supervised the Conservancy’s sea turtle nesting program. For his accomplishments in the field of environmental education, he received the Elsie M. B. Naumburg Award as the leading environmental educator in the United States in 1985. In 2007 Dr. Schmelz received the Howard Converse Award for his outstanding contributions to Florida Paleontology.

Dr. Schmelz has written dozens of natural history articles for Gulfshore Life Magazine. Currently, Dr. Schmelz is a Field Research Associate with the University of Florida where his main investigative interests are in the area of paleomalocology. To date, he has described 31 new species of fossil marine mollusks. His most recent scientific writings have appeared in The Nautilus. Other accomplishments include the publication of The Gift, a young adult novel, assistance with the establishment of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Nature Center on Key Biscayne, the publication of a book on Native Wildflowers of Southwest Florida. More recently he has co-authored a booklet on Mollusca of the Florida Shoal River Formation, an acclaimed biography entitled Journey to the Edge of Eden. His most recent publication is a book on Fabulous Florida Fossil Shells

Dr. Schmelz is the past President of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida and was a former professor at Edison State College where he taught marine biology, oceanography, ecology, and biology.

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ORIGINAL 1835 KIENER ILLUSTRATION DONATED TO COA AUCTION

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This rare and valuable original 1835 plate of two volutes from our hemisphere will be offered at the 2015 COA Convetion Auction. It is the work of Louis Charles Kiener (31 July 1799 – 24 July 1881) who was a French malacologist born in Paris.

The plate comes from his 12-volume, “Spécies général et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant a M.B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs.”

In English the title would be “General species and iconography of recent shells: comprising the Massena Museum, the collection of Lamarck, the collection of the Museum of Natural History, and the recent discoveries of travelers.”

This book was and is one of the most important contributions in the field of conchology as it cataloged all the species know at that time. The 12 volumes have full descriptions of every shell in the museum’s collection along with hand drawn illustrations of each specie.

For those doing research, “Spécies général et iconographie” has been digitized and can be found on the internet.

In his memory, the following are a few species named after him:

Lophotriorchis kienerii (G. de Sparre, 1835)
Murexsul kieneri (Reeve, 1845)
Thais kieneri (Deshayes, 1844)
Cypraea kieneri (Kiener’s cowry) (Hidalgo, 1906).

The plate was donated by Richard Kent on behalf of the Broward Shell Club.  This could be a once in a life time opportunity to acquire an original plate.  As it illustrates two favorites of American collectors, Voluta ebraea and Voluta musica, it is of special interest.

Please Participate in 50th Anniversary Shell Show Program

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE BROWARD SHELL CLUB WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BROWARD SHELL SHOW JANUARY 17 & 18, 2015 AT THE EMMA LOU OLSON CIVIC CENTER IN POMPANO BEACH.

THE BROWARD SHELL CLUB HAS BEEN A PART OF THE SHELL COLLECTING COMMUNITY SINCE 1962.   WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR MEMBERS, DEALERS, SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS WHO HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED OUR CLUB.

IN ORDER TO PUBLISH A FANTASTIC BROCHURE FOR THIS EVENT WITH FULL COLOR COVERS, WE ARE ASKING YOU TO CONSIDER PARTICIPATING WITH US BY ENTERING YOUR CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE BROCHURE.

FOR A $20 DONATION, WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC AND CLUB MEMBERS ON A 1/3 PAGE SPACE. A HALF PAGE MESSAGE IS $30 AND A FULL PAGE IS JUST $60.

BE A PART OF OUR CELEBRATION AND BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THIS IMPORTANT DATE.

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED APPLICATION.

SINCERELY,

PATTI JENKINS

(954)785-5605

Jenkins9777@bellsouth.net

click on the link below to download the submission form.

APPLICATION

FIRST OFFICIAL COA MEETING MAY 15

Many of you already know that the Broward Shell Club will be hosting the 2015 Conchologist’s Of America Convention at the Bonaventure Golf Resort & Spa from July 14-19, 2015. Our club has scheduled our first official COA planning meeting to begin organizing for the convention. The meeting will be held at the Civic Center from 6-9PM on Thursday night, May 15th (the night after our regular club meeting). We invite the entire club membership to attend and find out what activities have already been planned. We invite you to become involved (no matter how small the task)!

The board will be supplying pizza for dinner so you can come straight from work and have a bite to eat with us. For those of you who would like to know more about what a COA Convention is all about, please check out the following link; http://www.conchologistsofamerica. org/conventions/ We hope to see you there!!!

Please contact Nancy Galdo or Linda Sunderland to confirm your attendance so we can make sure we have enough pizza for everyone.