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Finger Plough Shell or Plough Snail

Bullia digitalis


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.


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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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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