Neptunea lyrata Information
|Apertural view of a shell of Neptunea lyrata showing the operculum|
J. F. Gmelin, 1791
Murex lyratus Gmelin, 1791
Neptunea lyrata, also known by the common names New England Neptune, wrinkled whelk, ribbed Neptune, inflated whelk, lyre whelk or lyre Neptune, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae. This species consists of several subspecies.
- Neptunea lyrata altispira
- Neptunea lyrata lyrata Gmelin, 1791 - lyre whelk
- Neptunea lyrata decemcostata ( Say, 1826)  – wrinkled whelk or New England Neptune – synonyms:  Chrysodomus decemcostata (Say, 1826); Tritonium decemcostata (Say, 1826); Fusus decemcostatus Say, 1826; Neptunea turnerae Clarke, 1956
- Neptunea lyrata turnerae Clarke, 1956
Neptunea lyrata occurs in the Western Atlantic Ocean.
- Galvin, William Francis. "Massachusetts Facts: State Symbols". Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- Say, T. (1826). "Descriptions of marine shells recently discovered on the coast of the United States". Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 5: 207-221.
- Neptunea lyrata decemcostata (Say, 1826). Malacolog Version 4.1.1. A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. Accessed 13 December 2009.
- Neptunea lyrata at National Center for Biotechnology Information website
- image of Neptunea lyrata decemcostata
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