Eastern Auger (Terebra dislocata)

SHELL LENGTH: Approximately 1 inch (2.54 cm)

Also called the Common Auger or Atlantic Auger, this shell is quite small though larger than wentletraps, long, and narrow, not reaching more then two inches in length. Numerous whorls (12-15) circle the shell, which taper to a point at one end. The aperture is found on the large end of the shell, where a tube-like proboscis extends to feed on worms. Augers are usually light tan, brown, gray, or orange in color.