Maximum size (mm): 80
The glacial whelk has 4-5 whorls and tall blunt spire. These whorls have a series of nodes that make up their shoulder. The nodes fade to a more consistent sharp shoulder on the body whorl. The body whorl also has a second sharp shoulder aligned with the top of the aperture. It has spiral ribs that become more faint at the top of the spire. This shell is typically white to and orange-tan color.
Greenland to Newfoundland
0 to 119 meters
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Buccinum glaciale Linnaeus, 1761. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138864 on 2021-06-23