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Buccinidae 4 species (4 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Neogastropoda 
    Superfamily : Buccinoidea 
     Family      : Buccinidae 

Common name : whelks

Aspect : oblong or fusiform shell clearly spiral, slightly sculpted (smooth) but with a fairly deep suture line. Large siphonal aperture with a flared outer edge, used as a crowbar to open bivalves. Large oval and horny cover

Feeding : scavenger, destrivorous (detection of prey is based more on odors than vision)

Environment : It is a very large and diverse family that is found both in the tropics (rather colorful shell) than in the polar seas (fairly dull shell)

Buccinum undatum Linnaeus, 1758

Buccinum undatum

Euthria cornea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Euthria cornea

Fulguropsis pyruloides (Say, 1822) (Subfamily Busyconinae)

Fulguropsis pyruloides

Sinistrofulgur perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Busyconinae)

Sinistrofulgur perversum
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