Fusitriton oregonensis

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Oregon triton:
Oregon triton (Fusitriton oregonensis): This large subtidal mollusk is generally beachcombed as a shell or brought up as bycatch in shrimp pots and crab pots. The periostracum is hairy, but many individuals are bald, and most beachcombed seashells have been stripped of their "fur" by the abrasive action of the surfzone. There are a few subtidal whelks in the region, especially the genus Beringius, that may be confused with this species, but they are much more rare. As for Buccinum baeri, it is much smaller, at only about an inch long compared to the commonly four-inch long Fusitriton oregonensis.

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