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California horn snail

Cerithidea californica

Description:

Marine snail that feed on benthic diatoms, a type of phtoplankton. They grow to about an inch long. Light brown in color with some other colors mixed in and spiraled with ridges.

Habitat:

Found in sloughs and estuaries.

Notes:

Noticed these at low tide in a waterway to the bay.

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2 Comments

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Thank you Jemma. Pretty common at low tide in the sloughs

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

another interesting find!

Jellis
Spotted by
Jellis

Hayward, California, USA

Lat: 37.65, Long: -122.15

Spotted on Feb 15, 2013
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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