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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


Wikipedia


References & More Information

References


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Names & Taxonomy

Taxonomy


Related Names


Synonyms


Common Names

Identification

Traditionally, the presence of a solid, convex calcareous operculum has been the key attribute used to identify an individual belonging to the family Turbinidae (Tunnell et al. 2010). This characteristic feature distinguishes Turbinidae from the remaining Trochoidean families Trochidae and Skenidae, which instead feature a corneous, multi-spiral operculum (Williams and Ozawa 2006).

The possession of a secondary appendage on the radula, which increases radula strength, is a distinguishing feature that more recently has been used to further assist in the identification of a Turbinidae over a Trochidae, while shell size and pigmentation characteristics can be used to separate Turbinidae from Skeneidae (Tunnell et al. 2010, Williams and Ozawa 2006).

Classification

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