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Turbo perspeciosus (Iredale 1929)

Scaley Turban




Kirsten Lenske (2011)






 

 

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Overview

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


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Size

The size of the Scaley Turban (Turbo perspeciosus) varies significantly within the Heron Island region (see figure 1), and therefore it is likely that size also varies throughout its global distribution also. This is possibly a result of the specific diets of individuals or the different habitat variables to which an animal is exposed (temperature, light, and substrate type, structure and availability). Regardless, observations made on Heron Island indicate that relative to other Gastropod species, the Scaley Turban is generally a rather large species.




Figure 1. Photograph highlighting the variation in size of the Turbo perspeciosus specimens collected at Heron Island.

Classification

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Trochida
Superfamily
Trochoidea
Family
Turbinidae