Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 3,5 cm.
Appearance: Grey-white to brown-violet or yellow in colour and
occasionally with deviating banded colourations. Particularly thick
Depth: 0-50 m.
Environment: Lives on hard bottoms in an exposed
environment, preying on barnacles
along the waters edge. The dogwhelk bores
holes into the barnacles or mussels and then consumes them.
Classification: The dogwhelk is a member of the gastropods under
the mollusc group.