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    • Nucella lamellosa
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    • Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle

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What

Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

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wendy5

Date

September 7, 2014

Description

This pretty rock snail was about 2" long, found under a rock with dogwinkles and isopods in the lowest intertidal zone during a minus tide. The ridges on its back are unusual. They don't seem deeply grooved enough to be a Leafy Hornmouth.

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alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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wendy5

Date

May 28, 2014

Description

Here are 9 Nucella lamellosa or Frilled Dogwinkles, and masses of their egg capsules, each of which contains up to 80 eggs. The eggs are known as "Sea Oats," and look a bit like honeycomb when freshly laid. As they age, they seem to darken to a purplish or browning color. The Nucella lamellosa is usually an inch or so long, but a few grow to about 3" or bigger.

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Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

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dpom

Date

May 20, 2014

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Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

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dpom

Date

May 17, 2014

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islandstewards

Date

May 3, 2014 01:10 PM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

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smvance70

Date

March 23, 2014

Description

The orange snail

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What

Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

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loarie

Date

March 23, 2014 11:38 AM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

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dpom

Date

March 23, 2014 12:03 PM PDT

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wendy5

Date

March 22, 2014

Description

It's always rather special to find an orange Nucella Lamellosa, or Wrinkled Dogwinkle, especially one as pretty as this one!

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wendy5

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

The eggs of the Nucella Lamellosa, Wrinkled Dogwinkle, always remind me of honeycomb, though they're known as sea oats.

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verres

Date

October 18, 2013

Description

Low tide

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Description from Wikipedia

Nucella lamellosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

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