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Turrilatirus turritus Turreted Latirus, Tower Latirus

Turrilatirus turritusis commonly referred to as Turreted Latirus, Tower Latirus. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13602 
AphiaID:
489066 
Scientific:
Turrilatirus turritus 
German:
Meeresschnecke 
English:
Turreted Latirus, Tower Latirus 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Fasciolariidae (Family) > Turrilatirus (Genus) > turritus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gmelin, ), 1791 
Occurrence:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Cebu ((Philippines), Christmas Islands, Coral sea, Eastern Indian Ocean, Egypt, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mauritius, Moluccas, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, South-Africa, Sulawesi, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
30 - 100 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 2.36" (3,5cm - 6,5cm) 
Temperature:
66.2 °F - 77 °F (19°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Clams, Predatory, Snails, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-02-06 14:04:55 

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Turrilatirus turritus is a widespread species of sea snail from the family Fasciolariidae, which is particularly conspicuous for the banded colouring of its shell.
With a size of up to 6.5 cm, the snail does not belong to the giants among the shell snails, but it is nevertheless dangerous for many other marine animals, since Turrilatirus turritus feeds on them as a predatory carnivore.
With the help of its radula, Turrilatirus turritus also works its way through firmer outer shells to get at the coveted flesh of its victims.

External links

  1. Atlas of Living Australia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Checklist of the Mollusca of Cocos (Keeling) / Christmas Island ecoregion (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. Flickr Homepage Rafi Amar (multi). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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