Turbo reevei

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Turbo reevei
Turbo reevei 01.JPG
Several views of a shell of Turbo reevei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Turbo
Species: T. reevei
Binomial name
Turbo reevei
Philippi, 1847
  • Turbo petholatus var. reevei (Philippi, 1847)
  • Turbo (Turbo) reevei Philippi, 1847

Turbo reevei, common name the Reeve's turban, is a species of sea snail, marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinidae.[1]


The length of the shell varies between 32 mm and 100 mm. The color pattern of the shell is deep or reddish brown, clouded and minutely flecked with white. The peristome is white. The columella contains a heavy callus. It differs from Turbo petholatus in the more obscure, marbled color pattern. [2]


This marine species occurs in the Indian Ocean off the Mascarene Basin; off the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam; in the South China Sea.


  • Alf A. & Kreipl K. (2003). A Conchological Iconography: The Family Turbinidae, Subfamily Turbininae, Genus Turbo. Conchbooks, Hackenheim Germany.

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