a genus of large univalve mollusks abundant in the arctic seas. It includes the common whelk (B. undatum)
Buccinum is a genus of medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.
Snails in this genus are commonly called whelks, a name shared with several related and unrelated species. The common whelk Buccinum undatum is the most common representative of the genus in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
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