Animalia > Mollusca > Gastropoda > Neogastropoda > Muricoidea > Muricidae > Nucella > Nucella lamellosa

Nucella lamellosa (frilled dogwinkle)

Synonyms: Buccinum lamellosa; Murex crispata; Murex ferrugineus; Murex lactuca; Polyplex rugosus; Purpura septentrionalis; Thais cymica; Thais franciscana; Thais hormica; Thais lamellosa; Thais neptunea; Thais sitkana; Trophon lamellosus

Wikipedia Abstract

Nucella lamellosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.
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Prey / Diet

Balanus glandula (Acorn barnacle)[1]
Chthamalus dalli (Barnacle)[1]
Pyura vittata (Orange sea squirt)[1]
Semibalanus balanoides (Barnacle)[1]
Semibalanus cariosus (thatched barnacle)[1]
Trichotropis cancellata (cancellate hairysnail)[1]


Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[1]
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)[1]
Enophrys bison (Buffalo sculpin)[1]
Haematopus bachmani (Black Oystercatcher)[1]
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Kelp greenling)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[2]
Leptasterias tenera (Slender sea star)[1]
Mopalia swanii[1]
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower sea star)[1]
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)[1]


Parasitized by 
Parorchis acanthus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr


East Pacific; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Wootton, J. Timothy. "Estimates and tests of per capita interaction strength: diet, abundance, and impact of intertidally foraging birds." Ecological Monographs 67.1 (1997): 45+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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