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Neptunea pribiloffensis   (Pribilof Whelk)

Photo of Neptunea pribiloffensis  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2338)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Petersberg, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Lowest intertidal and subtidal
Photo Date Upload Date November 01, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2338
Notes This large and common species is most often seen in crab or shrimp traps. The shell is the favored home for some of the largest local hermit crabs. The fat, inflated shape and small major spiral cords (note spiral cords alternating major and minor) identify this species.

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