Dog whelk

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(Zool.) any species of univalve shells of the family Nassidæ, esp. the Nassa reticulata of England.

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Penrhyn A walk on the shore at low water can reveal an amazing variety of marine creatures, including barnacles, crabs, dog whelks, kelp, limpets, sea anemones, winkles and wrack.
The near-shore rocks are studded with limpets, periwinkles and dog whelks among waving sea oak, a vivid green seaweed.
Dr Dixon added: "Examples of the gender-bending effect are male fish becoming feminised and producing egg protein, and dog whelks developing male sex organs.
Barnacles, dog whelks, brittle stars, sculpins and sea urchins.