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Jourdan's Turban Shell.

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Scientific name is Turbo Jourani. Found in the Indo-West Pacific seas. Common name taken from the Turban headgear. Scientific name Turbo is Latin for spinning top, a child's toy. Another type of sea snail. Roughly 4" up, down and around!!

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Robbiel

That is called the operculum Monica, it would be attached to the foot of the live animal and helps to keep predators out and also retains moisture inside the snail during droughts or low tides. Thanks.

mhughes69

Hey, the one on the left is still inside of it's shell, is the other one like that too, as we can't see the front part of it? My Dad used to bring these home too! Their very beautiful Robbie, thanks so much!

Robbiel

Hi Celeste and PK, for a snail it sure is, thanks.

pkin38

Gorgeous thanks Robbie

CelesteH

So awesome Robbie :)

Robbiel

Thanks Hanne.

Elfie

Fine one, indeed!! Thanks so very much Robbie!!

Robbiel

Yes they do, quite a lot larger though, thanks Shirley.

shirley68

They do resemble the snail, good one Robbie, Thank you.

Robbiel

You're right chickie, maybe the envirnment they live in, could not find a lot about them, thanks.

chickiemama

Not quite as pretty as the others, but a fine addition to the collection. Thanks Robbie.

Robbiel

Thanks Peggy, I appreciate it.

Also from you gnt, thanks.

Heh, heh, no it didn't Lela, good observation! Thanks.

lelabugosi

Aaaah, the one on the left never left its home.......

gnt1041

another great pic and input ....thanks Robbiel

peggysuss

Always look foward to your shell pics. & info. Thanks.