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Turbo  coronatus
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Turbo coronatus
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods


Turbo coronatus is commonly known as the Crown Moon Turban snail. It has a wide native range from the Red Sea to South Africa, east to Japan, Korea, and Indonesia. It was found on newly planted oysters in Samish Bay, Washington in 1924, but has not been found in North American waters since. It inhabits rocky and gravelly shores in the intertidal zone and feeds on attached algae and plant detritus. 

*This species is not currently established in North American waters.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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