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Black Turban Snails

Chlorostoma funebralis

Description:

The shells are black when wet, purplish-blue-black when dry, with an orange and silver tip. The snails are velvety black on top with pale undersides.

Habitat:

Rocky intertidal zone.

Notes:

Hermit crabs often occupy empty shells.

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2 Comments

LauraPound
LauraPound 8 years ago

Thank you Karen. :)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely photo - nature as art!

LauraPound
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LauraPound

California, USA

Spotted on Jun 23, 2009
Submitted on May 6, 2013

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