Tapestry Turban Snail

Tapestry Turban Snail (Turbo petholatus)
Lazarus Island, 20th February 2011

Unlike the Dwarf Turban Snail (Turbo bruneus) and Ribbed Turban Snail (Turbo intercostalis), which are both commonly encountered on rocky shores and coral rubble in many parts of Singapore, the Tapestry Turban Snail is a much rarer species. Currently listed as Endangered in the 2008 edition of the Singapore Red Data Book, we’ve yet to find a live specimen on our shore trips.