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Turritella communis Auger shell


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lexID:
6120 
AphiaID:
141872 
Scientific:
Turritella communis 
German:
gemeine Turmschnecke 
English:
Auger Shell 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Turritellidae (Family) > Turritella (Genus) > communis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Risso, 1826 
Occurrence:
East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Lofoten Islands, North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa, the British Isles, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
1.77" - 2.36" (4.5cm - 6cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 68 °F (10°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Turritella acropora
  • Turritella alba
  • Turritella algida
  • Turritella anactor
  • Turritella annulata
  • Turritella aurocincta
  • Turritella bacillum
  • Turritella banksii
  • Turritella bayeri
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-30 19:39:57 

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Turritella communis Risso, 1826

Turritella communis belongs to the family Turritellidae.Auger shell have a slim body with spiral sculpture. The operculum is horny. Turritella communis are found worldwide, living on sand and mud flats.This shell is a Filter feeders , that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from the water.

This shell is common. It lives at depths of 7-200 m.Lokal experience these snails on masse.

In empty shell often settle Phascolion strombi worms.

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