An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Eupleura caudata (Say, 1822) - Thick-lipped oyster drill (Marine snail images)
Thick-lipped oyster drill
Eupleura caudata
- ventral side / mouth of shell 1

Thick-lipped oyster drill
Eupleura caudata
- lateral view 1

Thick-lipped oyster drill
Eupleura caudata
- lateral view 2

Specimens collected at East Patchogue, Great South Bay, Suffolk Co., New York, USA, 2003.

A common species of Oyster drill on the east coast of America. This species has never been found in the UK, but if Stramonita floridana, the Florida rock snail can get here on floats and buoys then it is entirely possible for this species to turn up on flotsam in the UK also.

Eupleura caudata Thick lipped Oyster Drill marine snail images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.