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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Behavioral components of prey selection by dog whelks Nucella lapillus feeding on mussels Mytilus edulis in the laboratory.
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.
Reproductive failure in populations of the dog-whelk, Nucella lapillus, caused by imposex induced by tributyltin from antifouling paints.
Sex change in the female dogwhelk Nucella lapillus induced by tributyltin from antifouling paints.
A comparison of the effectiveness of tri-n-butyltin chloride and five other organotin compounds in promoting the development of imposex in the dog-whelk, Nucella lapillus.
Son and Hughe (2000) observed that shell growth of imposex female Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758) populations was much more accentuated than for normal females.
Tributyltin (TBT) interaction with neurosecretory cells has been shown to cause imposex by induction of the development of accessory male sex organs in female gastropods like Ocenebra erinacea (Feral & Legall 1982) and Nucella lapillus (Gibbs & Bryan 1986, Evans et al.
Chromosomal polymorphism in the Atlantic dogwhelk, Nucella lapillus (Gastropoda: Muricidae): nomenclature, variation and biogeography.
Within Muricidae (2n = 26, 36, and 70) the related species Nucella lapillus Linnaeus, 1758 and Ocenebra erinaceus (Linnaeus, 1758) have a relatively large genome size in common (C value = 2.