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Photo © tsoleau, some rights reserved
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Google, OSM)
33.7544727726, -118.4160860586
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There were many snails at this location, but suddenly I saw 7 of these all near one another. I'd never seen this type before (at least not these bright orange and green iridescent color). Are they Wavy Top Turban (Astraea undosa)? Color doesn't seem right, but I don't have any other guesses. I don't normally even try to ID snails because they are difficult, but I thought I'd try with these ones. They were about 2 inches across. Thanks!

Sep. 02, 2012 21:04:53 -0700
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Turban Snails - Photo (c) Ria Tan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
tsoleau's ID: Turban Snails (Family Turbinidae)
Posted by tsoleau about 2 years ago (Flag)
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wavy turban - Photo (c) WoRMS for SMEBD, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
invertboy's ID: wavy turban (Megastraea undosa)
Posted by invertboy about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Very cool!

Posted by invertboy about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Turban Snails - Photo (c) Ria Tan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
tsoleau's ID: Turban Snails (Family Turbinidae)
Turban Snails - Photo (c) Ria Tan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Turban Snails (Family Turbinidae)
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wavy turban - Photo (c) WoRMS for SMEBD, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
invertboy's ID: wavy turban (Megastraea undosa)
tsoleau would like some help identifying this

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