Euspira catena (da Costa, 1778)
(a whelk)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesEuspira catena (a whelk)
GenusEuspira (a genus of molluscs)
FamilyNATICIDAE (a family of whelks)
OrderLITTORINIMORPHA (an order of molluscs)
ClassGASTROPODA (slugs and snails)
PhylumMOLLUSCA (slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)
SuperphylumLOPHOTROCHOZOA (molluscs and relatives)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Euspira catena (a whelk) :
1: Euspira catena (a whelk)
8 Jun 2009 OSGR: SX84 50° 20' N, 3° 40' W Vice County: South Devon (VC 3) England
2 empty shells washed up on beach
Image 1: Shells - body whorl view - close-up - black backgroundImage 2: Shells - mouth view - close-up - black backgroundImage 3: Shells - top view - close-up - black backgroundImage 4: Shells - umbilicus view - close-up - black background
2: Euspira catena (a whelk)
16 Jul 2007 OSGR: SN69 52° 30' N, 4° 0' W Vice County: Cardigan (VC 46) Wales
damaged empty shell, washed up on beach
Image 1: Empty shell - body whorl viewImage 2: Empty shell - mouth viewImage 3: Empty shell - top view

Euspira catena (a whelk) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

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