TITLE

Whelk

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Whelk, a marine (saltwater) snail. The common whelk, which grows up to about four inches (10 cm) in length, is found in the Atlantic on the coasts of Europe and North America. In parts of Europe it is a popular food. The common whelk has a thick, spiraled, ridged shell with a large opening. The shell is gray to yellowish-brown. With its filelike tongue the common whelk bores into the shells of oysters, mussels, and other shellfish and eats the soft parts. The whelk is preyed upon by cod and certain other fish.
ACCESSION #
37310273

 

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