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Finger Plough Shell or Plough Snail

Bullia digitalis

Description:

Bullia digitalis, the Finger Plough Shell or Plough Snail, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks. These dominant scavengers scent decaying animal matter from a considerable distance so that they converge from all directions to feed. Length: 60 mm. Narrow, smooth shell with a long, pointed spire, usually light yellow or creamy, often tinged with violet or yellow. The large, oval foot is offwhite. The operculum has serrated margins.

Habitat:

Sandy beaches along the surf zone, low on the shore from middle tidal zone seawards where the sand is not too coarse.

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2 Comments

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 6 years ago

Thx Bhagya :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

wow!!! awesome spotting.....

Benno Ibold
Spotted by
Benno Ibold

George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jul 21, 2009
Submitted on Aug 23, 2014

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