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Turbo perspeciosus (Iredale 1929)

Scaley Turban




Kirsten Lenske (2011)






 

 

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Brief Summary


Physical Description

Size


Appearance


Identification


Ecology

Local Distribution and Habitats


Biogeographical Distribution


Micro-habitats and Associations


Crypsis


Life History

Diet


Reproductive Biology


Larval Growth and Development


Evolution & Systematics

Fossil History


Evolutionary Past


Phylogenetics


Morphology and Physiology

External Morphology and Function


Muscular Foot Tenacity


Internal Anatomy


Molecular Biology & Genetics

Molecular Biology


Conservation

Trends


Threats


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Names & Taxonomy

Taxonomy


Related Names


Synonyms


Common Names

Brief Summary

Turbo perspeciosus are a large, attractive, brightly coloured Turban Snail that can be easiliy identified by their heavily calcified operculum, and less obviously by their unqiue radula design. They are limited in distribution to the Indo-West Pacific ocean, and are commonly found on the reef crests in intertidal zones. They occupy the crevices on the underside of dead coral plates, where they not only co-exist with thousands of invertebrate species, but also camouflage surprisingly well into this brightly coloured micro-habitat. 

They are a dioecous, broadcast spawning species, and larval development and growth occurs over a very short period of time. Their fossil history and evolutionary past is surprisingly well documented, and has been rigorously tested through a number of morphological and molecular biological studies. 




Numerous morphological studies of this class have been performed to help better understand their unusual internal and external anatomy. It was the unique muscular foot feature of Gastropods that provided inspiration for a recent study conducted on Heron Island during The University of Queensland Marine Invertebrates Field Trip 2011. This study is discussed here on this webpage, however in summary, it aimed to assess the effect of foot size on the attachment strength of T. perspecious

There are a few potential threats to the survival of this beautiful species in the future, however these are relatively understudied to date. Much thought and consideration should be given to this species when considering management options and conservation plans of the IWP.

Classification

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Porifera
Class
Demospongiae
Order
Poecilosclerida
Family
Desmacididae
Genus
Desmapsamma

Synonyms

Holopsamma turbo (Carter, 1885)
Sigmatella turbo ((Carter, 1885))
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Superfamily
Papilionoidea
Family
Lycaenidae
Genus
Deudorix
Species
epijarbas
Kingdom
Chromista
Phylum
Foraminifera
Class
Globothalamea
Order
Rotaliida
Superfamily
Discorboidea
Family
Discorbidae
Genus
Discorbina

Synonyms

Trochulina turbo ((d'Orbigny in Deshayes, 1832))
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Porifera
Class
Demospongiae
Order
Poecilosclerida
Family
Latrunculiidae
Genus
Latrunculia
Kingdom
Chromista
Phylum
Ciliophora
Class
Heterotrichea
Order
Heterotrichida
Family
Metopidae
Genus
Metopus
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Trichoptera
Superfamily
Limnephiloidea
Family
Brachycentridae
Genus
Micrasema
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Hexanauplia
Order
Cyclopoida
Family
Lichomolgidae
Genus
Parapanaietis
Kingdom
Chromista
Phylum
Foraminifera
Class
Globothalamea
Order
Lituolida
Superfamily
Hormosinoidea
Family
Reophacidae
Genus
Reophax

Synonyms

Reophax distans turbo (Goës, 1896)
Kingdom
Chromista
Phylum
Ciliophora
Class
Oligotrichea
Order
Strombidiida
Family
Strombidiidae
Genus
Strombidium

Synonyms

Strombilidium turbo ()
Kingdom
Chromista
Phylum
Foraminifera
Class
Globothalamea
Order
Textulariida
Superfamily
Textularioidea
Family
Textulariidae
Genus
Textularia
Kingdom
Chromista
Phylum
Ciliophora
Class
Oligotrichea
Order
Tintinnida
Family
Codonellidae
Genus
Tintinnopsis
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo albofasciatus (Bozzetti, 1994)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo angelvaldesi (Ortea & Espinosa, 1996)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Lunatica taitensis (Noodt, 1819)
Turbo argyrostomus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Turbo argyrostomus argyrostomus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Names

silver-mouthed turban
silvermouth turban
Silbermund-Turbanschnecke
チョウセンサザエ
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo artensis (Montrouzier in Souverbie, 1860)
Turbo artensis (Montrouzier, 1860)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo bozzettiana (Bozzetti, 2011)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Trochus filosus (W. Wood, 1828)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo canaliculatus spengleriana (Gmelin, 1791)
Turbo spenglerianus (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Names

channeled turban
Gefurchte Turbanschnecke
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Aorotrema erraticum (Pilsbry & McGinty, 1945)
Turbo castanea crenulata (Gmelin, 1791)
Turbo castanea moltkiana (Gmelin, 1791)
Turbo granulata ((Röding, 1798))
Turbo hippocastanum (Lamarck, 1822)

Common Names

chestnut turban
orange cat eye snail
Kastanien-Turbanschnecke
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Common Names

gold-mouthed turban
Goldmund-Turbanschnecke
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo cidaris (Gmelin, 1791)
Turbo cidaris (Gmelin, 1791)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo
Species
cidaris

Synonyms

Liotia fulgens (Gould, 1859)
Turbo cidaris cidaris (Gmelin, 1791)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo
Species
cidaris

Synonyms

Turbo cidaris natalensis (Krauss, 1848)
Turbo natalensis (Krauss, 1848)
Turbo natalensis (Reeve, 1848)
Turbo natalensis unicolor (W. H. Turton, 1932)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo brachiatus (Perry, 1811)
Turbo chinensis (Ozawa & Tomida, 1995)
Turbo cornutus (Lightfoot, 1786)
Turbo cornutus chinensis (Ozawa & Tomida, 1995)
Turbo cornutus cornutus (Lightfoot, 1786)
Turbo siamea (Röding, 1798)

Common Names

horned turban
Gehörnte Turbanschnecke
サザエ
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo debesi (Kreipl & Alf, 2000)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo excellens (G. B. Sowerby III, 1914)

Common Names

ニシキサザエ
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo exquisitus (Angas, 1877)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo fluctuosus (W. Wood, 1828)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo funiculosus (Kiener, 1848)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo gemmatus (Reeve, 1848)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo gruneri (Philippi, 1846)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Halopsephus pulcher (Rehder, 1943)
Turbo haraldi (Robertson, 1957)
Turbo pulcher ((Rehder, 1943))
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo haynesi ((Preston, 1914))
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo heterocheilus (Pilsbry, 1889)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo imperialis (Gmelin, 1791)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo cernicus (G. B. Sowerby III, 1896)
Turbo japonicus (Reeve, 1848)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo jonathani (Dekker, Moolenbeek & Dance, 1992)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Dinassovica verconis (Iredale, 1937)
Turbo jourdani (Kiener, 1839)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo pulcher (Reeve, 1842)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo laetus (Philippi, 1849)
Turbo splendidulus (G. B. Sowerby III, 1886)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Delphinula ducalis (Philippi, 1845)
Turbo argyrostomus lajonkairii ((Deshayes, 1839))
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo foliaceus (Philippi, 1847)
Turbo folicaeus ([sic])
Turbo lamellosus (Philippi, 1846)
Turbo lamniferus ([sic])
Turbo scabrosus (Preston, 1914)
Turbo squamosus (J.E. Gray, 1847)
Turbo turbinopsis (Lamarck, 1822)
Turbo turriformis (Preston, 1914)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo lorenzi (Alf & Kreipl, 2015)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo marisrubri (Kreipl & Alf, 2001)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Synonyms

Turbo markusrufi (Kreipl & Alf, 2003)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae
Genus
Turbo

Common Names

giant green turban
great green turban
green snail
green turban
Grüne Turbanschnecke
Grüner Turban
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