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Red whelk (Neptunea antiqua)
Subject: Red whelk (Neptunea antiqua)
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Red whelk (Neptunea antiqua)


A tall spired whelk, with 7 or 8 whorls, that normally grows to 10 cm long and 5 cm in width. The body whorl comprises about ¾ of the total height and the whorls are slightly convex, giving a stepped effect and ornamented with fine ridges following the spirals. The aperture is large and oval and where the lips meet at the shell base there is a canal for the siphon to emerge when the whelk is active.

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