moon snail


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moon snail

n.
Any of various carnivorous marine gastropod mollusks of the family Naticidae, having a smooth rounded shell. Also called moon shell.
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The moon snail Polinices duplicatus (=Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822)) (family Naticidae) crawls at a speed of 6 m [h.sup.-1] when using ciliary propulsion and a speed of between 10 and 20 m [h.sup.-1] when using muscular propulsion (Copeland, 1922).
Similarly, the moon snail (Neverita duplicate Say 1822) is an abundant generalist that inhabits shallow intertidal to subtidal habitats and feeds primarily on infaunal bivalves.
Pictured is a flat-clawed hermit crab that has taken residence in the empty shell of a northern moon snail.
And while some Francophiles might snobbishly recommend a fancy French Rhone with escargots, I suggest a local Truro Vineyards chardonnay to accompany our region's moon snail. A truly delightful, if not heavenly, combination.
Her comparison of a silvery moon gliding across a midnight sky to a moon snail gliding on silvery sands creates in us a sense of awe.
ABSTRACT The predatory naticid snail Euspira lewisii, Lewis' moon snail, native to the west coast of North America, is stated to be an economic threat to the shellfish aquaculture industry in British Columbia (BC).
Based on laboratory observations, mortality in categories 2, 3, and 4 were attributed to predation by whelks, crabs, and the moon snail, respectively (Peterson 1982).
I do not shy away from the sinister horseshoe crab, nor do I shrink from the slimy foot of the moon snail. I embrace all these animals as my colleagues in educating the crowd.
Most (93%) of the clams in the lower plots were recovered dead with a countersunk hole, typical of predation by the moon snail, Euspira heros Say.
The children listened to the Pacific Ocean whispering in my moon snail shell and asked me how I became a storyteller, how I remember my stories without a book, and if my tales are true.
told the large crowd of UNH students who gathered in front of Thompson Hall how much his daughter loved teaching others about the beauty of all creatures, including her favorite, the moon snail, and what a great hugger she was.
The second set of experiments compared the predation behavior of the green crab, the common starfish (Asterias vulgaris) and the moon snail (Euspira heros).