Turbo Shells Are Great for Hermit Crabs Average Shell Opening is 1 to 1 1/2 inch

Turbo Semanticus African  12/31/12

    SEMANTICUS AFRICAN TURBO


  • The Semanticus African/South African Turban belongs to the gastropod group of shells. Gastropod is an animal bearing a head with tentacles and eyes, a foot and a one piece shell.


  • The Semanticus African, as with other Turbans are found in tropical seas.


  • The South African Top shell or Semanticus African is found off the tip of South Africa in offshore waters, mainly among stones.


  • This South African collector shell is heavy with distinguished markings. It is especially popular among collectors when polished down to its nacreous (inner shell known as the "Mother of Pearl". The Semanticus African Turban we are listing is polished.


  • D1-3-4

  • One Semanticus African Turbo shell 2 inches plus, shell opening is about 1 inch......OUT OF STOCK


  • Banded Jade Turbo  12/31/12

      BANDED JADE TURBO SHELLS



    • HIGHLY POLISHED WITH BANDS OF POLISHED TO THE NACRE OR MOTHER OF PEARL



    • These shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. The shells are top shaped. Some are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. The aperture is pearly.


    • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Jade Turbo ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


    • H1-2-3-26

    • One Banded Jade Turbo shell 3 inches plus, shell opening approximately 2 inches......$12



    • Jade Turbo Polished  12/31/12

        JADE TURBAN SHELLS POLISHED


      • Description.Gastropod. A very striking shell polished jade color. Other attributes same as prior Turban shell description.


      • Habitat. This shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia.


      • H1-2-3-36

      • One Jade Turbo polished shell 3 inches plus, shell opening about 2 inches......$12



      • Pearl Jade Turbos Polished  12/31/12

        • PEARL JADE TURBO SHELLS POLISHED


        • Description. These are Gastropods. The shells have been polished to the inner shell nacre or mother of pearl. The Jade Pearl Turbo have the same attributes as the previously described Turbos.


        • Habitat. Like other Turbos they are found in the tropics. Their range is from the Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia.


        • S1-37

        • One Pearl Jade Turbo polished 2 inches plus, shell opening about 1 to 2 inches$9



        • S2,3-37

        • One Pearl Jade Turbo polished 3 inches plus, shell opening about 1 1/2 inch...... $13



        • Dyed Copper Semanticus Turbo  12/31/12

            DYED COPPER SEMANTICUS TURBO


          • Descriptions. As stated earlier Turban shells are gastropods. The Semanticus Turban shell is from South Africa. This shell has been thoroughly described earlier. The main difference is this shell has been dyed copper; whereas the Semanticus African Turban shell is polished with some nacre or mother of pearl showing.


          • JJ1-2-10

          • One Copper Semanticus Turbo shell 2 inches plus, shell opening is about 1 to 2 inches......$12



          • Gold Turbo Polished  12/31/12

              GOLD TURBO POLISHED SHELL


            • Description. These are Gastropods. The shells have been polished to the inner shell nacre or mother of pearl. The Gold Polished Turbo have the same attributes as the previously described Turbos.


            • Habitat. Like other Turbos, they are found in the tropics. Their range is from the Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia.


            • L1-15

            • One Gold Turbo Polished shell 2 3/4 inches or less,shell opening is about 1 inch...... .85



            Silver Band Green Turbo 12/31/12

              SILVER BAND GREEN TURBO SHELLS


            • Description. These are Gastropods. The shells have been polished to the inner shell nacre or mother of pearl. The Silver Band Green Polished Turbo have the same attributes as the previously described Turbos.


            • Habitat. Like other Turbos, they are found in the tropics. Their range is from the Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia.


            • K1-15

            • One Silver Band Polished Green Turbo shells 2 3/4 inches or less, shell opening is about 1 inch......$1.25



          • K2-15

          • One Silver Band Polished Green Turbo shells 1 3/4 inches or less, shell opening is about 1 inch...... .75



          Polished Silver Turbo  12/31/12

            POLISHED SILVER TURBO SHELLS


          • Description. These are Gastropods. The shells have been polished to the inner shell nacre or mother of pearl. The Polished Silver Turbo shells have the same attributes as the previously described Turbos.


          • Habitat. Like other Turbos, they are found in the tropics. Their range is from the Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia.


          • J1-15

          • One Silver Turbo shell 2 3/4 inches or less, shell opening is about 1 inch...... $1.05



          • J2-15

          • One Polished Silver Turbo shells 1 3/4 inches or less, shell opening is about 3/4 inch ...... .29



            Polished Black Pica Turbo  12/31/12

              BLACK PICA TURBO SHELL


            • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. The aperture is pearly.


            • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Black Pica Turbo ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


            • X0-7

            • One Black Pica Turban Shell 2 plus inches, shell opening is about 1 inch....... .95



            • Spotted Turbo Shell   12/31/12

                SPOTTED TURBO SHELL POLISHED


              • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. The aperture is pearly.


              • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Spotted Polished Turbo shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


              • 02-3-15

              • One Spotted Turbo Shell 1 1/4 inches plus, shell opening is about 1 inch......$1.35



              Silver Pica Turbo  9/2/13 $4.69

                SILVER PICA TURBO POLISHED


              • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. This shell has been polished to its inner shell, the nacre; sometimes referred to as the "mother of Pearl". The aperture is pearly.


              • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Silver Pica Polished Turbo ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


              • Y3-7


              • One Silver Pica Polished Turbo shell 2 plus inches, shell opening is about 1 inch......$4.95



              Crazy Cut Jade Turbos  12/31/12

                JADE TURBO SHELLS CRAZY CARVED AND POLISHED


              • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. This shell has been polished in such a way that spiraling bands of polished silver create designs on a polished jade back ground. The aperture is pearly.


              • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Jade Turbo shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


              • HH4-26

              • One Jade Turbo shell Crazy carved and polished 2 3/4 plus inches, shell opening is about 1 inch.....OUT OF STOCK


              Banded Gold Mouth Turbo 12/31/12

                BANDED GOLD MOUTH TURBO SHELLS POLISHED


              • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. This shell has been polished in such a way that spiraling bands of polished silver wrap around the shell. The aperture is pearly.


              • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Gold Mouth Turbo shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


              • KK1-15

              • One Banded Gold Mouth Turbo with spiraling stripes of silver, wraping around the Gold Mouth shell 1 1/2 plus inches, shell opening is about 1 inch...... .85



              Cammo Turbo Shells  12/31/12

                CAMMO TURBO SHELLS


              • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. This shell has unique color designs, that make it attractive to many shell collectors. The aperture is pearly.


              • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Cammo Turbo shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


              • A3,4-65

              • One Cammo Turbo shell 3 1/4 plus inches, shell opening is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches......OUT OF STOCK



              • Gold Mouth Turbo Shells  12/31/12

                  GOLD MOUTH TURBAN SHELLS (natural)


                • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. This shell has unique color designs, that make it attractive to many shell collectors. The aperture is pearly.


                • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Gold Mouth Turbo shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


                • NN1-9


                • One Gold Mouth Turbo Shell 1 1/4 plus inches, shell opening is about 1 inch...... .19



                Strawberry Top Turbo  12/31/12

                  STRAWBERRY TOP TURBAN SHELLS


                • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. This shell has unique color designs, that make it attractive to many shell collectors. The aperture is pearly.


                • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Strawberry Top Turbo shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


                • W1-11

                • One Strawberry Top Turban Shell 1/2 inch or less, shell opening less than 1/2 inch...... .59



                Turbo Petholatis  12/31/12

                  TURBO PETHOLATIS SHELL (natural)


                • This shell is often called the Tapestry Turban shell. It is a thick, heavy shell, glossy and completely smooth. The shell lip is usually yellow. Shell color and patterns differ with each shell. The Turbo Petholatis is often dark brown with darker bands, blotched and striped with white. Some shells are greenish yellow without a pattern. The outside of the operculum is bluish green at the center (often called the cats eye).


                • The Turbo Petholatis ranges from the Eastern Indian Ocean to the Northern coast of Australia. The Petholatis prefers tropical seas and seeks shallow reefs.


                • TURBO PETHOLATIS KNOWN AS THE TAPESTRY TURBAN SHELL


                • T1-9

                • One Tapestry Turban or Turbo Petholatis 2 inches or less (opening is about 1")...... .19



                Banded Pentholatus  12/31/12

                  Banded Pentholatus Shell



                • Pentholatus shells are native to Indo-Pacific region, which runs from the East African coast east to the northern shores of Australia/New Zealand. These shells are mostly found in shallow water near reefs. They are popular as hermit crab shells.



                • Pentholatus Shells are turbo shells. They are measured by taking a cloth ruler from the tip of the shell apex to the bottom of the aperture



                • BP1-15

                • One Banded polished Pentholatus Turban shell 1 1 6/8 inches plus, shell opening is about 1 inch....... $1.50



                • Light Green Turbos  12/31/12

                    LIGHT GREEN TURBAN SHELLS



                  • Turban shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. The aperture is pearly.


                  • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Light Green Turbo ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


                  • D2-9

                  • One Light Green Turbos 3/4 plus inches, shell opening is about 3/4 inch...... .15



                  Grooved Turbos  12/31/12

                    GROOVED TURBAN SHELLS


                  • Turbo shells belong to the gastropod family of shells (animal/mollusk) living inside the shell creates a single shell. These shells are top shaped. Some shells are smooth, others highly ornamented with spines or flutings. This shell has unique color designs, that make it attractive to many shell collectors. The aperture is pearly.


                  • Habitat. Most are found in warm tropical seas, near coral. The Grooved Turbo shell ranges from the Indian Ocean east to the Northern shores of Australia.


                  • S1-3

                  • One Grooved Turban shell 3/4 inch or less, shell opening is under 1/2 inch...... .05



                  Silver Mouth Green Turbo  12/31/12

                    Silver Mouth Green Turban Shell(natural)



                  • DD1-9

                  • One Silver Mouth Green Turban Shell 1 1/4 plus inches, shell opening is about 1 inch...... .19



                  Pearl Malabar Turbo  12/31/12

                    Pearl Malabar Turbo Shell



                  • Pearl Malabar Turbos are gastropods found across the Indo-Pacific region.



                  • II2-10

                  • One Quarter pound of Pearl Malabar Turbo 3/8 inch or LESS..... $1.19



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