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Northern moon snail

Lunatia heros

Description:

Lunatia heros (northern moon snail) The shell of this species is globular and can, under the right conditions, grow as large as 125 mm (7 inches) in maximum dimension. The operculum is large, ear-shaped in outline, and is corneus and somewhat transparent. On beaches where the shell of this species washed up commonly, the operculum will usually also be found washed up in the drift line. [edit]

Habitat:

Lunatia heros lives on mud and sand substrates

Notes:

These snails seemed to prefer the tide pools.

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Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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