Neptunea sp.

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Corded neptune:
Corded neptune (Neptunea sp.): This fairly common species is rarely found alive in the intertidal zone, but dead shells may be common in the drift. This was the species thought to be Neptunea lyrata for over 200 years until Gmelin's type of that species was rediscovered and found to be another species (see notes under N. lyrata). This species is probably undescribed.

Unlike N. lyrata this species has very strong, regular spiral cords that are often darker than the shell. The interior is white rather than the brown seen in N. lyrata. This species lays its egg capsules in a flat row rather than in a tall column as does N. lyrata.

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