Category: ‘Mollusks’

  • Black Abalone 7695030406 O

    Black Abalone

    Haliotis cracherodii
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    Description The smooth other shell’s color ranges from dark blue to black Five to seven of the shell holes are usually open Length to about 8 inches Range Mendocino, California to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Habitat Inhabit rocks and in crevices, for intertidal zone …

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  • California Mussel 7695182206 O

    California Mussel

    Mytilus californianus
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    Description Generally grayish black with very hard shells that only the strongest (or smartest) of predators can open Thick, pointed at anterior end, broadening posteriorly sculptured with strong radial ribs and irregular growth lines Inside – blue and faintly pearly Grows to full size in …

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  • Giant Keyhole Limpet 7694963816 O

    Giant Keyhole Limpet

    Megathura crenulata
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    Description Mantle usually covers most or all of the shell Shell has a large oval opening in the center Mantle color varies from black to mottled gray Length of shell to about 6 inches Range Mendocino County, California to Isla Asuncion. Baja California Habitat Found …

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  • Market Squid 7673021118 O

    Market Squid

    Loligo opalescens
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    Description Loligo opalescens is a small squid (mantle length ML up to 160 mm) in the family Loliginidae. Range Adult Loligo opalescens move off the continental shelf by day and can be found to depths of 500 m Habitat The species lives in the Eastern …

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  • Red Abalone 7695050988 O

    Red Abalone

    Haliotis rufescens
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    Description Outer shell is usually brick-red, occasionally with bands of green or white Three or four of the holes in the shell remain open Length up to 12 inches Range Sunset Bay, Oregon to Bahia Tortugas, Baja California Habitat Found on rocks; occasionally will move …

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  • Rock Scallop 7695199714 O

    Rock Scallop

    Crassadoma gigantea (formally Hinnites giganteus)
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    Description Juveniles, up to about 2 inches, not attached and have ribbed upper shells Adults – attach to substrate, have very thick valves that have prominent ribs with short spines Shell diameter – to 8 inches Range Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia to Punta Abreojos, …

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  • Two Spot Octopus 7688443550 O

    Two-spotted Octopus

    Octopus bimaculoides
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    Description This octopus has two blue eye spots, one below each eye The arms are fout to five times as large as the body Color variable Size: Length of body and arms to 2ft Range Santa Barbara, California to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Habitat …

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