Kellet's Whelk

Kellet’s Whelk

Kelletia kelletii

Physical Description

Kellet’s Whelk boasts a shell that can grow up to 170 mm, featuring wavy rounded axial ribs and fine spiral markings. The shell is typically white but often overgrown. The foot and head are yellow with white speckles and dark brown lines.


Moderately common on rocks and burrowed in sand.

Geographical Range

Found from Monterey to Baja.


Kellet’s Whelk are predators and scavengers.

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