Turbo moluccensis

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Turbo moluccensis
Turbo moluccensis 001.jpg
Drawing of a shell of Turbo moluccensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Turbo
Species: T. moluccensis
Binomial name
Turbo moluccensis
Philippi, 1846
  • Turbo granoliratus G.B. Sowerby III, 1908
  • Turbo (Marmarostoma) granoliratus Sowerby, G.B. III, 1908
  • Turbo seruiensis Smits & Moolenbeek, 1995
  • Turbo (Marmarostoma) seruiensis Smits & R.G. Moolenbeek, 1995

Turbo moluccensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.[1][2]


Additional information regarding this species:[1]

  • Taxonomic status: Some authors place the name in the subgenus Turbo (Marmarostoma)


The size of the shell attains 54 mm. The umbilicate shell has a globose-conoid shape. Its color pattern is green, rufous marbled. The whorls are rounded. The upper whorls are reddish, spirally lirate, the line unequal, slightly elevated, separated by narrow obsoletely crenulated interstices. The aperture is subcircular. The lip is within green-margined and obsoletely crenulated. [3]


This marine species is found off Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


  1. ^ a b c WoRMS (2012). Turbo moluccensis Philippi, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=534219 on 2012-09-01
  2. ^ Alf A. & Kreipl K. (2003). A Conchological Iconography: The Family Turbinidae, Subfamily Turbininae, Genus Turbo. Conchbooks, Hackenheim Germany.
  3. ^ G.W. Tryon (1888), Manual of Conchology X; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

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