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Northern striped dogwinkle

Nucella ostrina


Nucella ostrina is a rock snail found in the intertidal zone on rocky coasts, often in the vicinity of mussel beds, and particularly in wave-exposed positions. They can grow to 4 cm. The striped grooves can be brown, gray, black, orange or yellow.


Spotted in a tide pool at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.


Found along the west coast of North America.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Nice spotting, Brian. Love the vibrant colour. I see it keeps its funky purple colour for indoors only.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on May 12, 2019

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