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TURBINIDAE (Turbans)

This is a family of giant marine snails, Turbo marmoratus is a monster. This family only has approx. 80 species most being shallow water dwellers on coral reefs or rocky shorelines. They have a hard operculum and the operc. from the petholatus species has been used in jewellery for hundreds of years. The common name for this operc. is "cats eye" because of its amazing color and appearance.

 

Turbo marmoratus - 125mm, F+, New Guinea. $50 This is a small one, have up to 180mm, $120.

Turbo jourdani w/o - 192mm, F++, Western Australia. $120

MONSTER SIZE!!!

PERFECT LIP!!!

Turbo jourdani - 170mm, F++, Western Australia, uncommon. $60 sold

Turbo militaris w/o - 85mm, F++, New South Wales. $12

BIG BEAUTY, EXCELLENT QUALITY!!!

Turbo militaris w/o - 88mm, F++, New South Wales. $15

BEAUT HORNED SPECIMEN!!!

Turbo militaris w/o - 53mm, F++, New South Wales. $8 sold

Turbo whitleyi w/o - 86mm, F+++, Western Australia. $20

BIG!!!

Turbo whitleyi w/o - 75mm, F+++, Western Australia. $15

Turbo torquatus - 82mm, F++, New South Wales. $12

BIG!!!

Turbo torquatus w/o - 76mm, F+++, New South Wales. $15

EXCELLENT QUALITY!!!

Turbo canaliculatus w/o - 71mm, F+++, Brazil. $15 sold

BIG BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN!!!

Turbo canaliculatus - 62mm, F+++, Brazil. $12
Turbo crassus - 70mm, F++, North Queensland. $5 sold

Turbo kenwilliamsi w/o - 66mm, F+++, Western Australia. $15

EXCELLENT SPECIMENS!!!

Turbo smaragdus - 62mm, F+++, New Zealand. $8
Modelia granosa - 60mm, F+++, New Zealand. $6
Turbo perspeciosus - 55.2mm, F+++, Queensland. $8
Turbo petholatus - 59mm, F++, Philippines. $3
Turbo petholatus - operculum (Cats Eye), $2

Turbo reevei w/o - 59.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $9 sold

BIG!!!

Turbo reevei w/o - 46.4mm, F+++, Philippines. $7

Turbo reevei w/o - 50.6mm, F+++, Philippines. $12 sold

RARE COLOR FORM!!!

Turbo reevei w/o - 52.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $10

BEAUTIFUL PATTERN!!!

Turbo reevei w/o - 52.3mm, F+++, Philippines. $8

DIFFERENT PATTERN!!!

Turbo reevei w/o - 49mm, F++, Philippines. $5

Turbo reevei w/o - 43mm, F++, Philippines. $4

Turbo reevei w/o - 54.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $8

BIG SIZE!!!

Turbo reevei w/o - 42mm, F+++, Philippines. $10 sold

UNCOMMON PATTERN!!!

Turbo sp. w/o - 49.5mm, F+++, Western Australia. $30

NEW SPECIES!!!

Turbo sp. w/o - 54.3mm, F+++, Western Australia. $40

NEW SPECIES!!!

Turbo chrysostomus w/o - 49mm, F+++, Great Barrier Reef. $7
Turbo chrysostomus w/o - 42mm, F+++, Great Barrier Reef. $6
Turbo sparverius - 48mm, F+++, Indonesia. $5 sold

Turbo sparverius - 51mm, F+++, Indonesia. $8

SUPERB SPECIMEN!!!

Turbo intercostalis - 46mm, F+++, Philippines. $8 sold
Turbo intercostalis - 40mm, F+++, Philippines. $8
Turbo intercostalis w/o - 46mm, F+++, Philippines. $8
Turbo fluctuosus w/o - 46mm, F++, California. $6 sold
Turbo fluctuosus w/o - 44mm, F++, California. $6 sold
Turbo undulatus - 32mm, F+++, Queensland. $4
Turbo undulatus - 39mm, F+++, South Australia. Southern Australian form. $4
Turbo saxosus w/o - 33mm, F+++, Panama. $6 sold
Turbo cidaris w/o - 30mm, F++, South Africa. $6

Turbo gruneri w/o - 30.2mm, F+++, Western Australia. $20

PINK COLOR FORM!!!

Turbo tumidulus - 29mm, F+++, Indonesia. $8
Turbo cinereus - 28.9mm, F+++, Queensland. $4
Turbo squamosus - 33mm, F+++, Western Australia. $4
Turbo chrysostomus w/o - 36mm, F+++, New Guinea. $5
Turbo haynesi - 27mm, F+++, Queensland. $8
Turbo coronatus - 21.6mm, F++, Vietnam. $4

 

 

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