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Wrinkled purple whelk

Nucella lamellosa


Aka the frilled dogwinkle. About 3 inches long. This whelk is a predator, feeding largely on mussels and barnacles.


Spotted on a rock at low tide. Rocky beach along Strait Of Juan de Fuca.


Range extends from the Bering Strait and the Aleutian Islands to central California.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2019
Submitted on May 29, 2019

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