Endemic Animals of Ireland








Dog whelk
Dog whelk
The dog whelk, dogwhelk, or Atlantic dogwinkle is a species of predatory sea snail, a carnivorous marine gastropod in the family Muricidae, the rock snails. Nucella lapillus was originally described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae as Buccinum lapillus . "Dog whelk" can also refer to the Nassariidae.
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Dog whelk
Chlamys varia
Chlamys varia
Chlamys varia, common name the variegated scallop, is a species of small scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pectinidae, the scallops. It occurs in the North Sea, the English Channel, the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea.
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Chlamys varia
Helicocranchia pfefferi
Helicocranchia pfefferi
Helicocranchia pfefferi, the banded piglet squid, is a small squid of the genus Helicocranchia. Adults of this species are mesopelaegic.
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Helicocranchia pfefferi
Xylophaga dorsalis
Xylophaga dorsalis
Xylophaga dorsalis is a species of bivalves in the family Xylophagaidae.
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Xylophaga dorsalis
Diodora graeca
Diodora graeca
Diodora graeca, the Greek keyhole limpet, is a sea snail or limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Fissurellidae, the keyhole limpets. It was originally described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae as Patella graeca .
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Diodora graeca