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    • Frilled Dogwinkle
    • Wrinkled Purple
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    • Nucella lamellosa

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Recent observations

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What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

sarka

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

All are white.

Is this instead a dog whelk - Nucella lapillus?

During the week of March 30th, large numbers of these suddenly came to the high tide zone and congregated on large boulders. I assume laying eggs?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

khizzle

Date

April 2, 2015 01:35 PM PDT

Description

Approx 5 cm in length. Natural shore. Just under water line.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

kelsifurman

Date

April 1, 2015

Description

This whelk was seen on subtidal kelp several times at Lab 11 Dive Site.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

paul_norwood

Date

March 15, 2015 04:30 PM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

rappman

Date

February 19, 2015 03:25 PM PST

Description

Found under water in a tide pool

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

dpom

Date

February 17, 2015 03:59 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 16, 2015 02:27 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 12, 2015

Description

This Nucella lamelosa or Wrinkled (aka Frilled) Dogwinkle is larger than most I see at low tide, over 2" long. Its shell is still nicely ridged, not worn like many. The operculum is helping keep it moist as a trap door.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

dpom

Date

December 20, 2014 02:45 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 21, 2014 03:30 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 4, 2014 02:07 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wrinkled Purple, Frilled Dogwinkle Nucella lamellosa

Observer

adrained

Date

November 8, 2014 09:30 AM PST
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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.

No range data available.