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Note on the colouration of Nucella lapillus (L.)
Burton, E. St. J. (1932). Note on the colouration of Nucella lapillus (L.). J. Conch., Lond. 19: 339-340
In: Journal of Conchology. Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland: London. ISSN 0022-0019, more
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    Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Burton, E. St. J.

    The colour of Nucella lapillus (L.), is manifested by 5 variations from the normal, which is white. Examples having brown bands on a white ground are fairly common in some localities. White with yellow bands is less common. Yellow, or orange is local; yellow with brown bands is comparatively rare; so also is chocolate brown. Definite red or purple does not occur. Specimens showing the above variations may all be found living together at Hengistbury Head, in Hampshire, and no doubt are associated elsewhere, under the same local conditions.

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