Pomaulax gibberosus

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Pomaulax gibberosus
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Shell of Pomaulax gibberosus (Dillwyn, 1817), measuring 32.8 mm height by 42.6 mm in diameter, collected off San Pedro, in California
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Pomaulax
Species: P. gibberosus
Binomial name
Pomaulax gibberosus
(Dillwyn, 1817)
  • Astraea gibberosa
  • Lithopoma gibberosa (Dillwyn, 1817)
  • Lithopoma gibberosum (Dillwyn, 1817)
  • Trochus gibberosus Dillwyn, 1817 (basionym)
  • Trochus ochraceus Philippi, 1846
  • Trochus tectumchinense Noodt, 1819

Pomaulax gibberosus, common name the red turban, is a species of medium-sized to large sea snail with a calcareous operculum, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.[1]


This species lives in the Eastern Pacific, from British Columbia, Canada, to Baja California, Mexico.


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Pomaulax gibberosus (Dillwyn, 1817). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=581670 on 2011-11-09

Further reading[edit]

  • Turgeon, D.D., et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates of the United States and Canada. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26 page(s): 59
  • Alf A. & Kreipl K. (2011) The family Turbinidae. Subfamilies Turbininae Rafinesque, 1815 and Prisogasterinae Hickman & McLean, 1990. In: G.T. Poppe & K. Groh (eds), A Conchological Iconography. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. pp. 1-82, pls 104-245