are Lido Beach jetties on the Gulf on Mexico, Sarasota, Florida, on September
21, 2000. Two Perna viridis collected
from the southern jetty ranged from 27.3 to 42.9 mm (.39 to 1.67 inches). These specimens were found in the outer
edge of the jetty which receives high wave energy and sandblasting. They showed irregular growth and
coloration. On October 5, 2000 one P.
viridis was found on the south jetty. It was 39 mm (1.53 inches).
Lido Beach, north jetty rocks on the Gulf on Mexico, Sarasota, Florida,
September 21, 2000. Five Perna viridis
collected here ranged from 12.5 to 18.0 mm (0.49 to 0.70 inches). They were collected in high energy
intertidal zone which experiences sandblasting. All were collected in "protected
crevices or tidal pools on the rocks - all in areas receiving the most wave