Turbo brunneus (Dwarf Turban Shell)

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Turbo brunneus (Dwarf Turban Shell)

Post  thierry on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:57 am

Source reeflex.net

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  • Minimum Tank Size: 11 gal (~ 50L)
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Water Conditions: 73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C)
  • Max. Size: up to 5 cm
  • Diet: Algae
  • Origin: Indischer Ozean, Indo Pazifik, Philippinen, West Pazifik
  • Family: Turbinidae


Shell thick with many rough spiral cords. Shell opening is silvery and half the length of the shell. Chalky operculum is hemi-spherical and purplish brown. Sometimes, the operculum of a dead snail is washed ashore.


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A week in the life of…

Post  thierry on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:58 am

Sunday we found the snail I noticed earlier. Still unsure what kind of snail it is, have asked now on the forums, so more on this later.

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Indentified?

Post  thierry on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:27 am

From the forums I got the tip that it might be a Turbo snail. When googling on that I found that almost all the Turbo snails have their Spiral cord on top. But then another person told me it could be the Turbo Brunneus and this one actually has it's spiral cord on the side. Also the colour form in all the pictures I found looks a lot like the colour form of this snail.
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Enjoys the Algae leaves

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:38 pm

Noticed him eating from the Algae leaves I put in for the Blue Tang :p

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