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Auger Shell (Terebra sp) Also called a common American auger or Atlantic auger. A carnivore, it lacks the radula and poison gland found in most other augers. Hatched young crawl away.
(2 1/4 inches) Long, pointed spire. Whorls not concave. Prominent spiral cord at top of each whorl that winds around 20 to 25 low axial ribs. Smaller spiral cords between axial ribs. Canal at bottom of aperture. Thin operculum.
Varied exterior with bands of pale gray, pinkish brown or orange-brown. Tan operculum.
Lives in sounds and offshore on shallow sand flats. Common on sound and ocean beaches.