Mystery Turrid

Data: Its a turrid, 25mm, From the Somosomo Strait near Taveuni Fiji, collected in a sandy area but,under a rock, in 3 ft of water in 1995.

Send Ideas to: Russ


Identified: Lophiotoma abbreviata (Reeve, 1843)



  • A specimen very similar to yours (and also from Fiji) is figured in Cernohorsky's Marine Shells of the Pacific, Vol II, Plate 53, fig 6. Lophiotoma abbreviata (Reeve, 1843).
    The description seems to agree as well. Hope that helps.
    Cheers, ...Bob
  • I found this one on Mr. Hardy's site . It does look very similar...Russ

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