Invasive SpeciesRapa whelk

Rapana venosa
NOT FOUND by thewildwhelkteam
Cape Elizabeth
Not Yet Reviewed by Expert
Quality checked by Kris M
Peer reviewed by Beet farm
Field Notes
It was a late fall day and the temperture was 46 degrees Fahrenheit outside. It was about 9:15 AM when we got to Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth. The tide was coming in and the ground was covered in seaweed. We smelled salt and the horrible smell of seaweed. The water was calm and the sky was very cloudy. One of the struggles we had was walking because of all of the seaweed on the ground. We heard the sound of other students and the sound of the wind blowing gently.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
According the Vital Signs ID card the Rapa Whelk has a very bright orange lip. The whelk we found had a purple lip.
Photo of my evidence.
The Rapa Whelk has a gray shell according to the vitalsigns ID card, our whelk had a white shell.
Photo of my evidence.
The mollusk that we found was on a rock, the Rapa Whelk is usually found in the ocean according to
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Rapana venosa
Common name:
Rapa whelk
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.563332 °
W -70.219633 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Kettle Cove Cape Elizabeth
Trip date: 
Tue, 2014-10-28 09:08
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Time of low tide: 
Tue, 2014-10-28 08:25
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