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Conical Sand Snail

Conuber conicum

Description:

The 2 shells (pics 1 & 2) are of the same genus and speciesbut they vary in colour. the shells were bout 40 mm in length with the upper whorls being narrower than the last one.

Habitat:

Spotted in the tidal area - Port Phillip Bay

Notes:

Conubers live in the mudflats and tidal areas. They lay their eggs in masses of jelly as in this spotting:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/836... Snails of this species feed on cockles as seen in this spotting:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/904...
Family: Naticidae
Subfamily: Polinicinae

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Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.99, Long: 145.03

Spotted on May 25, 2018
Submitted on May 31, 2018

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