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Buccinum strigillatum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Buccinidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Buccinoidea
Subfamily  Buccininae
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Buccinum strigillatum

Buccinum strigillatum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.

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The two subspecies are:

  • B. s. fucanum Dall, 1907 - the juanmore whelk
  • B. s. strigillatum Dall, 1891
  • Description

    The adult shell grows to a length of 50 mm. The white shell has seven hardly inflated whorls with a deep suture and a low spire. The shell is covered with a hirsute epidermis. The sculpture shows numerous narrow primary ridges with channeled interspaces. The oval to oblong aperture is not expanded and shows a deep sinus near the shoulder.

    The eggs are deposited on any hard substance, rock, shell, or sponge.

    Distribution

    This species can be found along the west coast of North America.

    References

    Buccinum strigillatum Wikipedia


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