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Lithopoma gibberosum  (Red Turban Snal)

Photo of Lithopoma gibberosum by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2184)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location outer Vancouver Island, BC Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat On sand and rocks, lowest tide level
Photo Date Upload Date October 23, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2184
Notes Extremely patchy distribution, this species is common in a very few places and rare or absent everywhere else. The tear-shaped calcareous operculum ('trapdoor') was used as inlay in traditional NW Aboriginal artwork.


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