Dr. Rob Dillon, Coordinator

Monday, March 19, 2007

Freshwater Gastropods of Georgia (Atlantic)

I'm very pleased to report that the Freshwater Gastropods of Georgia (Atlantic drainages), by R. T. Dillon, W. K. Reeves, and T. W. Stewart is officially up and open for business!  Check it out:
http://www.cofc.edu/~fwgna/FWGGA/ [1]

The database analyzed includes 845 records from 264 sites throughout eastern and central Georgia - primarily from our own original collections or those of the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.  We document 37 species of freshwater gastropods inhabiting the region, 10 new and 27 shared with our sites for South Carolina and North Carolina already on line.

The FWGGA site is designed to integrate smoothly with our pre-existing FWGSC and FWGNC sites.  Habitat, distribution, ecology, life history, taxonomy and systematics given are for each species, as well as PDF downloads of range maps.  The Georgia site also features a photo gallery, a clickable dichotomous key, and a section on conservation recommendations.

Special notes of appreciation are due to our colleagues Doug Florian for help with the mapping and Steve Bleezarde for his web wizardry.  If anybody spots any errors, glitches, or broken links, we'd appreciate a heads-up.  Now our undivided attention turns toward Virginia!


[1]  This link is obsolete, as of 2010.  New link: