Common Wentletrap - Epitonium Clathrus.
Common Wentletrap - Epitonium Clathrus.

A tall, narrow shell, up to 4 cm in height (these examples are 3 cm) with up to 15 swollen whorls with pronounced ridges.
A species which migrates onto the lower shore during the spring and summer to spawn.
Present on South and West coasts of Britain , found on sandy and muddy sediments.
Feeds mainly on Sea Anemones.

Ref: 11057

Date: 02/09/2012

Location: Musselwick Point - Dale

Common Wentletrap - Epitonium Clathrus.

A tall, narrow shell, up to 4 cm in height (these examples are 3 cm) with up to 15 swollen whorls with pronounced ridges.
A species which migrates onto the lower shore during the spring and summer to spawn.
Present on South and West coasts of Britain , found on sandy and muddy sediments.
Feeds mainly on Sea Anemones.

Ref: 11057

Date: 02/09/2012

Location: Musselwick Point - Dale