The Netted Dogwhelk

Netted Dogwhelk

Distribution in scandinavian waters

Maximum length: 3 cm.
Appearance: Of this class, only three specie are present in Sweden. This species has a pronounced checkered pattern on its shell and the aperture is devoid of a thickened outer lip.
Depth: 0-15 m.
Environment: Found in crevices and on rocks, quite often on shallow muddy bottoms. Digs down into the sediment.
Classification: The Dogwhelk belongs to a group known as the neogastropods, under the molluscs.

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