whelks

whelks

Observation - whelks. Description: I am hoping the first photo shows a dog whelk. There appears to be a lack of the curved ridges that you would see on a common whelk which are visible in photo 2 (also showing the size difference of the two species). Photo 3 shows the aperture on both spec

I am hoping the first photo shows a dog whelk. There appears to be a lack of the curved ridges that you would see on a common whelk which are visible in photo 2 (also showing the size difference of the two species). Photo 3 shows the aperture on both species which appears to be narrower on the dog whelk. the edge of the dog whelk shell is crenulated which I understand is a feature of adults.