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Knobbed Whelk

Busycon carica

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Knobbed Whelk
Busycon carica Knobbed whelk

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ForestDragon 11 years ago

I think this is actually a Knobbed Whelk.
They are somewhat similar in looks but there are a couple of differences.
Lightning Whelks spiral to the left. This one clearly spirals to the right. Also, the knobs are larger on the Knobbed Whelks.

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LarryGraziano 11 years ago

I'm not sure but I believe this is one of the species of Lightning Whelk...

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Wonderful !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Its a conch and its edible.

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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