Tapestry Turban (Turbo petholatus)

Also known as Banded Turbo, Cateye Snail, Cats Eye Shell, Chevron Snail, Tapestry Turban Shell, Turban Shell, Turban Snail, Turbo, Turbo Grazer, Turbo Tapestry

Description

Also known as Banded Turbo, Cateye Snail, Cats Eye Shell, Chevron Snail, Tapestry Turban Shell, Turban Shell, Turban Snail, Turbo, Turbo Grazer, Turbo Tapestry.

Found on gravel, rubble and sandy bottoms in crevices and holes of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed nocturnally on algae and detritus.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 0-40m
Widespread Indo Pacific

This is a large family of top-shaped sea snails with thick shells and iridescent interiors.
Often used by hermit crabs. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbo_petholatus

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