Buccinum undatum

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Sublitoral, they are poor adapted to intertidal conditions. From below the low tide line to a depth of 100 m. Prefers sand, sandy mud or stony bottoms.Whelks are active predators that mainly feed on live bivalves. Whelks have a fairly long life span of at leas 10 years. Living in moderate or cold sea temperatures. This species responds adversely to elevated temperatures.


Common in the North Sea and other shelf seas bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. Whelks occur as far south as Brittany (France) and up into the Arctic region. Species lives at both the western and eastern border of the North Atlantic.

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