Turbo (Ninella) torquatus (TBC)

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Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017

Identification history

Sea snail (Gastropod) Turbo (Ninella) torquatus 7 Mar 2017 PatriciaDaly
Turbo torquatus 5 Mar 2017 libbyhMultiple Significant Sightings - libbyh has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings!
Sea snail (Gastropod) Turbo (Subninella) 4 Mar 2017 libbyhMultiple Significant Sightings - libbyh has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings!

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Author's notes

We must have seen over 30 Turban Shells upside down with their oppercula visible like these. They weren't moving so presumed dead, but nothing to indicate why, although they were mostly a way from rocks on the sand?

3 comments

David64Bulk Reporter - David64 has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   4 Mar 2017
Definitely Turbo sp. I can't tell whether T. subninella or N. torquatus from this angle. Queer how they are in this position. I wonder if human interference?
libbyhMultiple Significant Sightings - libbyh has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   5 Mar 2017
I don't think people had anything to do with it, we didn't see anybody else about. They were over about 800sq m area and only Turbo shells. Weird.
JennyncmgBulk Reporter - Jennyncmg has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   5 Mar 2017
If the operculum has a raised ridges in a spiral pattern then I think it is N/T torquatus -- I can't tell from the photo

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Species information

Sighting information

  • Tathra, NSW Location
  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • libbyh Recorded by
  • 16 Feb 2017 Recorded on
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