Common Pacific Vase

Vasum turbinellus

Vasum turbinellus is a snail species from the Turbinellidae family. The scientific name of the species was first validly published in 1758 by Linnaeus.
Common Pacific Vase - Vasum turbinellus Pulau Abadi, Lembeh.
 Common Pacific Vase,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring,Vasum turbinellus

Appearance

Shell size 34 - 115 mm.
Shell with low spire, up to 9 cm. Small and large, blunt spines (often eroded) on shoulders of whorls. Columella with 5-6 folds. Colour white with brown blotches; aperture yellowish-white; outer lip blotched with black.

Naming

Common Pacific Vase; Horned Heavy Whelk
Species Parent
Vasum Röding, 1798
Orig. name
Murex turbinellus Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised names
Murex turbinellus Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Turbinella cornigera Lamarck, 1822
Turbinella variolaris Lamarck, 1822
Vasum turbinellum [sic] (misspelling)
Volutella nigra Perry, 1811

Distribution

E Africa - W Polynesia. Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997).

Habitat

Habitat: rocky shores, lower eulittoral reef areas

References:

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http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211103
http://www.gastropods.com/6/Shell_1536.shtml
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:439d7afb-a988-4b63-a0c0-01a17c1b5e8e
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderNeogastropoda
FamilyTurbinellidae
GenusVasum
SpeciesVasum turbinellus
Photographed in
Indonesia