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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Turbinidae

Turbo castanea

Gmelin, 1791

Chestnut Turban

Shell size to 38 mm; shell turbinate. Sculpture of spiral rows of beads, sometimes with small spines on whorl shoulders. Color tan to light-brown, with patches of brown, reddish-brown and cream. All orange shells are also relatively common.