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Turbo perspeciosus (Iredale 1929)

Scaley Turban




Kirsten Lenske (2011)






 

 

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Turbinid species are considered to be grazers, consuming detrital film and larger algal portions which are generally rasped and scraped off rocks and coral surfaces through utilisation of their radula (Grange 1976). While no literature is available on the specific feeding habits of Turbo perspeciosus, it is assumed that being a species of Turbinid snail, they too will be algal and detrital grazers. Observations on Heron Island (Marine Invertebrates Field Trip 2011) support this theory through the consistent presence of T. perspeciosus on coral plates covered in large quantities of various algal species.


Classification

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