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 Suggested
Turbo torquatus 5 Mar 2017 libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! Suggested
Sea snail (Gastropod) Turbo (Subninella) 4 Mar 2017 libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! Suggested

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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?
libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!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
  • Website Reported via
  • 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?
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