Turritella capensis

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Turritella capensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Turritella
Species: T. capensis
Binomial name
Turritella capensis
(Krauss, 1848)[1]
  • Protoma (Protomella) capensis (Krauss, 1848)
  • Protoma capensis (Krauss, 1848)
  • Protomella capensis (Krauss, 1848)
  • Turritella knysnaensis Krauss, 1848

Turritella capensis, common name the waxy screw shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turritellidae.[2]



This marine species occurs off the coast of South Africa.


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