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Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Scientific name: Polinices lewisii
Common name: Lewis's Moon Snail
Locations: Eastern Pacific
Group: Marine LifeInvertebratesSea Snails

These cruise along underneath the sand, often with just their eyes, snout, and shell visible.

When the moon snail puffs its foot up with water, it's huge relative to the shell. It can still squeeze back inside, though.

Moon snails lay their eggs in a collar shape.

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Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
With egg spiral
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Moon snail under the sand, laying eggs
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
Polinices lewisii (Lewis's Moon Snail)
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