Turrid Shells the Largest family of shells

TURRID SHELLS



Turrid shells. family Turridae. Turrids are found in all seas around the world. They have been found in both deep water and intertidal zones. Most species have a tall spire and long siphonal canal. All Turrids have a long or short slit or notch at the upper end of the outer lip. Turrids vary in size from less than 1/4 inch to 5 inches. The operculum is leaf shaped. Turrids prey on marine worms.



Turris Shells

    Turris Shells



  • Turris shell or Indian Turrid. family: Turidae. The Turris or Indian Turrid is a many whorled shell. The spire is longer than its siphonal canal. It has a narrow notch towards the upper end of the outer lip. The columella ends in a long sinuous canal. All whorls are sharply keeled. The shell is white with brown streaks. Indian Turrid is one of the largest turrids. They are found in sandy shallow seas; across the Indo_Pacific region.



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  • One Turris shell (Indian Turrid) 2 1/2 plus inches...... .25


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