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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

Appearance

Turbo perspeciosus (Scaley Turban) presents as a variety of different colours, ranging from pale and lightly flecked with colour, to so highly flecked with colour that its base shade of yellow and turquoise is barely visible. Studies suggest that it is an individuals diet while a larvae and juvenile that determines adult shell colour (Kimani 1996), however a range of factors including geographical location, and other environmental variables such as temperature, light availability and water quality, may also be involved in shell colour determination. 



Figure 1. Assortment of photographs highlighting the incredible colouration of a typical Turbo perspeciosus. (Photos courtesy of Francesco 2011)

Classification

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