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Fusitriton oregonensis (Oregon triton)

Synonyms: Conradia minuta; Triton oregonensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Oregon hairy triton, Fusitriton oregonensis, is a species of large predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ranellidae, the tritons. The snail was given its specific name oregonensis (meaning "of Oregon") to honor the Oregon Territory by conchologist John Howard Redfield in 1846. The Oregon hairy triton was declared the state seashell of Oregon in 1989 by the 65th Legislative Assembly.
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East Pacific; North America;

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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.
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