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The Eastern Auger


The Eastern Auger, Terebra dislocata (Say, 1822), is the largest (reaching about 2.5” in length) and most abundant of the four species of Auger Snails living on the sandy shores of Southwest Florida. Augers are found in the sand close to the water edge, in medium- to coarse-sand habitats, where they feed on marine worms, using their teeth modified as barbs, in the fashion of cone snails, to inject venom into their prey.


Photos by José H. Leal.

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