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Turritropis conica  (Gastropod)

Photo of Turritropis conica by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2304)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Auke Bay, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Subtidal in rocky areas
Photo Date Upload Date October 28, 2007
Elevation (m)
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2304
Notes This uncommon species looks like a cross between Turritropis cancellata and Trichotropis bicarinata. Like T. cancellata this species is a kleptoparasite and feeds by stealing food from tubeworms. The girdle hairs are mostly confined to two rows on the shoulder.


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