Volutopsius fragilis (Dall, 1891)
Fragile whelk
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Family:  Buccinidae (buccinum whelks)
Max. size:  2.3 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 400 - 400 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific, Western Central Atlantic and the Arctic: Bahamas and Alaska. Tropical to polar.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 13.07.21
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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