Turritella Buccinum

Gastropod Cretaceous -Recent

Turritella belongs to the subclass Prosobranchiata, order Mesogastropoda. The multiwhorled shell with a high pointed spire has a simple, circular aperture and spiral ribbing on the external surface. There is no siphonal canal. The height is approximately 5 cm. Modern species are usually found buried with the spire facing downwards in soft sediment in marine, shallow water environments. Food is collected from water drawn into the mantle cavity.

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