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Title: Turbinellidae  
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Subject: Turbinellinae, Syrinx aruanus, Turbinella tuberculata, Turbinella, Turbinella laevigata
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A shell of Columbarium wormaldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Turbinellidae
Gray, 1854

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Turbinellidae are a family of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the order Neogastropoda.


  • Distribution 1
  • Subfamilies 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Species in this family are found world-wide, mostly in tropical shallow waters but some in deep waters.


Genera brought into synonymy
  • Buccinella Perry, 1811 : synonym of Turbinella Lamarck, 1799
  • Cynodonta Schumacher, 1817 : synonym of Vasum Röding, 1798
  • Surculina Dall, 1908: synonym of Exilia Conrad, 1860
  • Tudicula H. Adams & A. Adams, 1864 : synonym of Tudivasum Rosenberg & Petit, 1987


  • Costello, M.J.; Emblow, C.; White, R. (Ed.). (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle: Paris, France. ISBN 2-85653-538-0. 463 pp.

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