Dog whelk

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Related to Nucella lapillus: Patella vulgata, Semibalanus balanoides
(Zool.) any species of univalve shells of the family Nassidæ, esp. the Nassa reticulata of England.

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Behavior and morphology of Nucella lapillus influenced by predator type and predator diet.
Hunt and Scheibling (1998) documented that juveniles (<5 mm SL) of Nucella lapillus (Muricidae) are potentially important for limiting mussel recruitment (Mytilus trossulus and Mytilus edulis, Mytilidae) on a rocky shore in Nova Scotia (Canada) due to their ability to forage a broad size range of recently settled mussels (up to 22 mm SL) with relatively high feeding rates.
pugilis (Colton, 1905; Galindo-Perez, 2009) and other no phylogenetically related snails like Buccinun undatum (Hallers-Tjabbers, 1979), Nucella lapillus (Son & Hughes, 2000), Pomacea canaliculata (Estebenet, Martin, & Burela, 2006) and Buccinanops globulosus (Avaca, Narvarte, Martin, & Van der Molen, 2013).
2008) and Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Oehlmann et al.
Variability in sex- ratios has been used to elucidate female mortality in Nucella lapillus populations from the TBT contaminated areas (Evans et al.
Foraging behavior of the crab Cancer pagurus feeding on the gastropods Nucella lapillus and Littorina littorea: comparisons with optimal foraging theory.
Nucella lapillus ydi'r enw gwyddonol arni hi a 'dog-whelk' yn Saesneg.
The most striking finding, which has not been reported previously in Nucella lapillus, the Atlantic dogwhelk, is that shell length increased at all 19 sites where samples were taken.
Hughes and Dunkin (1984) describe a similar behavior in the gastropod Nucella lapillus, which consumes the digestive gland and discards the mantle and foot when preying on mytilids.