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Neptunea lyrata  (Ridged Whelk)

Photo of Neptunea lyrata by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #6378)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Petersberg, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Intertidal in gravel/sand
Photo Date May 17, 2007 Upload Date April 03, 2009
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 6378
Notes After a long and somewhat complicated taxonomic history it has been revealed that these 'forms' are the true Neptunea lyrata. The common light colored forms with the dark, distinct cords that have been regarded as 'typical' N. lyrata for centuries probably represent an unnamed species.Photo taken with the Pentax Optio W10 camera.


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