Family: Turbinidae. This family features a thick turban-shaped shell with an iridescent interior. The operculum or trap door is distinctive in that it is thick and solid like a rock. There are several hundred known species within the tropical seas. Most are vegetarian and feed on algae. Interesting Facts: The generic name for Turban shells is turbo, which is Latin for spinning top. If you order Escargot on an island, you will most likely be served the turban snail and not the typical land snail associated with this delicacy.
South African Turban Sea Shells - Polished Turbo sarmaticus. Abundant in South Africa in sub-tidal waters on rocky shores. The sea shells have been half pearlized to reveal the beautiful interior colors of the sea shell. Measures approx 3". Also great for Hermit Crabs, the hermit crab opening measures approx. 2" in diameter.
Silvermouth Turban Sea Shells Turbo argyrostoma. Yellow-brown exterior colors, the aperture is a pale silver, mother of pearl color. This seashell is common to Indo-Pacific reefs in inter-tidal waters to 3 meter. Measures approx 1.5". Also great for Hermit Crabs, the hermit crab opening measures approx. 3/4" in diameter. Please Note: The sizes listed are approximations of what we get in at the time. Sizes may vary as this is a natural item. They can come in a bit larger or a bit smaller than what is listed.
Goldmouth Turban Sea Shells Turbo chrysostomus. This seashell is common to Indo-Pacific region near reefs. Measures approx 1. 5". Also great for Hermit Crabs, the hermit crab opening measures approx. 1.5" in diameter.
Cinnerus Pearled 1" This turban sea shell has had the outermost layer polished off to reveal the pearly inner sea shell color. Measures approx 1". Also great for small Hermit Crabs. Please Note: The size listed is an approximation of the seashell. Sizes may vary as this is a natural item. They can come in a bit larger or a bit smaller than what is listed.
Green Turban Sea Shells Turbo marmoratus. This large and thick sea shell is marbled green with brown and white colors. This seashell is common to the Indian ocean. Measures approx 1. 5". Also great for Hermit Crabs, the hermit crab opening measures approx. 1" in diameter.
Tapestry Turban Sea Shells (1.5" - 2") Turbo petholatus. This sea shell is smooth and glossy and features red-brown to brown-green colors with dark spiral bands. The aperture is a yellow-green color. This seashell is common to Central and Western Pacific region on shallow reefs. Measures approx 1.5 - 2". Also great for Hermit Crabs, the hermit crab opening measures approx. 1" in diameter.
Magpie Polished Turban Shells 2"-2.5" Family: Turbinidae. Our Magpie Polished Turban Shell measures approx. 2"-2.5". This Magpie Polished Turban Shell features Mother of Pearl interior. Also great for Hermit Crabs!
Large Polished Turbo Beautifully polished to show the Mother of Pearl, these large turbos measure approximately 4" by 3.5"
Large Tapestry Turban Averaging 2.5" to 3" this seashell is a true beauty. A bright finish further enhances it's luster. Turbo petholatus
Pearled Turbo Marmoratus 4" - 5" Turbo marmoratus, also known as The Great Turban. This seashell is native to the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific Ocean. It's hard to believe that under it's drab green exterior is such an absolutely beautiful mother of pearl. A highly collectable seashell, order yours today!
Measures approx 4" - 5"
Knobby Cerith Native to the Indo-Pacific. Cerithium nodulosum is a speciess of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cerithiidae. 2.5"-3.5"