Green turban shell, Turbo marmoratus
Green turban shell, Turbo marmoratus. Heavy dull green shell with angular shoulder on body whorl, and large, pearlescent cream aperture.
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The green turban sea snail Turbo marmoratus is found on the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. These sea snails feed on algae. They have shells with thick layers of nacre, or mother-of-pearl, and are collected in large numbers to make jewellery and buttons.