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Gastropod attacking mussel

Observed: 20th February 2011 By: Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser’s reputation in InvertebratesMalcolm Fraser’s reputation in InvertebratesMalcolm Fraser’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Sorry it's not a great photo. This gastropod was caught attacking a Mussel in a colony on a groyne on Portobello beach. Can anyone suggest even a Family?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Size and the presence of a

Size and the presence of a siphonal canal certainly strongly suggests Nucella, as does the behaviour

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