Turbo setosus Gmelin, 1791

Turbo setosus is common at Kwajalein, but lives almost exclusively on the seaward intertidal reef flat, extending a slight bit into the subtidal at the outer edge of the reef. Rarely specimens have been seen on the shallow tops of large midlagoon pinnacles.

The thick calcareous operculum trap door of Turbo setosus is sightly rough and pure white.

Created 26 April 2017

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