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Aporrhaidae 1 species (1 shell)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Littorinimorpha 
    Superfamily : Stromboidea 
     Family      : Aporrhaidae 

Common name : pelican's foot snails

Aspect : the shape of the shell is rather unique. Rather small, with series of axial nodules which, at the level of the opening, are extended by spiral digitiform expansions. The outer lip is dilated as a wing

Feeding : carnivorous

Environment : rocky, muddy bottom of the European and North African coasts (Mediterranean and Atlantic), more rarely in the deep waters of North Carolina.

Aporrhais pespelecani (Linnaeus, 1758)

Aporrhais pespelecani
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