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Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Scientific name: Kelletia kelletii

Taxonomy: Kingdom Animalia → Phylum Mollusca → Class Gastropoda → Subclass Caenogastropoda → Order Neogastropoda → Superfamily Buccinoidea → Family Austrosiphonidae → Genus Kelletia

Common name: Kellet's Whelk
Locations: Eastern Pacific
Group: Marine LifeInvertebratesSea Snails

Like many snails, whelks have an operculum - a hard plate which acts like a door when the snail is pulled inside its shell. It fluoresces under blue light.

Kellet's whelks lay eggs in the late spring. They look kind of like oyster crackers.

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Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Mating
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Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Laying eggs
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Mating
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Laying eggs
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Underside
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
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