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    • Frilled Dogwinkle
    • Wrinkled Purple
  • Scientific Names
    • Nucella lamellosa

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Recent observations

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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paul_norwood

Date

May 8, 2015

Description

Granite wall

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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phillambert

Date

May 23, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

Here's a whole wall of Nucella lamellosa eggs on a boulder at low tide.

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

These Nucella lamellosa (Wrinkled Dogwinkles) are laying egg cases!

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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wendy5

Date

May 5, 2015

Description

Certain rocks have masses of Nucella lamellosa (Wrinkled Dogwinkles) laying their eggs on the same side, often facing the surf. The egg sacs look like honeycomb, and are called sea oats.

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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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?

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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khizzle

Date

April 2, 2015 01:35 PM PDT

Description

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

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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kelsifurman

Date

April 1, 2015

Description

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

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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paul_norwood

Date

March 15, 2015 04:30 PM AKDT

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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rappman

Date

February 19, 2015 03:25 PM PST

Description

Found under water in a tide pool

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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dpom

Date

February 17, 2015 03:59 PM PST

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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anudibranchmom

Date

February 16, 2015 02:27 PM 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.