Gulf Assemblage
Illustrations and objective data courtesy of AMOCO Production Co., Alan B. Shaw (Manager, South Florida Carbonate Project), and Brian F. Glenister (AMOCO Consultant).

The Gulf Assemblage:                                    After (p.45), AMOCO Seminar on Stratigraphic Principles.    

    This fauna reflects the eastward connection from the Gulf of Mexico bringing water of normal salinity into the central part of Florida Bay. This assemblage is present along the whole western, open-water side of Florida Bay and extends into the depression between Dildo Key Bank and Ninemile Bank nearly to the Upper Keys.


Species present in the Gulf Assemblage

2138 - Cumingia tellinoides
2141 - Tellina similis
2142 - Tellina mera
2143 - Tellina texana
2146 - Carditamera floridana
2151 - Transennella stimpsoni
2156 - Nucula proxima
2158 - Phacoides nassula
2171 - Chione cancellata
2191 - Laevicardium laevigatum


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Last updated on Apr 26, 2009 - tsa