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Lewis' Moon Snail
Lewis' Moon snail burrowing in the sandy bay bottom in Monterey.
Euspira lewisii (previously known as Polinices lewisii), common name Lewis' moon snail, is a species of large operculated sea snail. It is a predatory marine gastropod in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.
E. lewisii lives in the Eastern Pacific, from British Columbia to northern Baja California, Mexico. Euspira lewisii feeds mainly on bivalve molluscs by drilling a hole in the shell with its radula and feeding on the organism's soft flesh. This is the largest species in the family.
Monterey Bay, CA.
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