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Moon Snail

Scientific Name: Polinices conicus

Description: These large snails live near the surface of mud or sand and actively seek out small bivalves like pipis that are their prey. Using their scraping tongues Moon Snails drill holes through the shell of their prey and feed on the flesh inside. Many people will be familiar with their large horseshoe shaped jelly egg masses that sometimes appear on beaches in large numbers.

Type: Gastropod (Carnivores and Scavengers)
Where to find: Soft Sediments
Size: 60mm