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Photo © Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved
Hammonasset State Park, Madison, CT (Google, OSM)
41.2489624023, -72.5429992676
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We have a couple moon snails here, and two that are this large, so I can't be sure. Next time I'll check the book in the field!

Dec. 26, 2008 18:09:40 -0800
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Moon Snails - Photo (c) , all rights reserved
kueda's ID: Moon Snails (Family Naticidae)
Posted by kueda over 5 years ago (Flag)
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looks alike to Natica didyma
Check that out
Size ?

Posted by vishalbhave almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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vishalbhave's ID: Natica didyma, a member of Moon Snails (Family Naticidae)
Posted by vishalbhave almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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WoRMS says Natica didyma is from Mozambique, and this snail was in Madison, Connecticut, USA, so I'm thinking it's not that. The limited field guide I had for intertidal inverts in the eastern US listed two moon snails, Polinices duplicatus and Lunatia heros, so I'm guessing it's one of those, but telling them apart apparently requires inspecting the shell aperture, which was kind of, uh, filled with snail in this case.

The size of the dish here was about 10 cm in diameter, so I guess the shell was around 4cm?

Posted by kueda almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Moon Snails - Photo (c) , all rights reserved
kueda's ID: Moon Snails (Family Naticidae)
vishalbhave's ID: Natica didyma, a member of Moon Snails (Family Naticidae)
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