Snail, Chestnut Turban


Snail, Chestnut Turban

Scientific name: Turbo castanea Gmelin, 1791

Common name: Chestnut Turban Snail

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 785 - Snail, chestnut turban

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

Specimen donated by: Daniel Fenton

Image Credit: Daniel Fenton

FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs do not bite or sting. Despite the ferocious look of the tail, it is not used as a weapon, but to right themselves if they are flipped over by a wave.

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