Shell round, green with white zigzag stripes. Trapdoor covering the opening (operculum) is white and round. Shell up to 4 cm long.
Pacific Gulls grab Turban Shells from the shore and drop them from heights onto rocks to crack the thick shell and extract the snail. They are commercially harvested in Tasmania. Empty shells are often found in Aboriginal middens.
Crevices, rock pools, and subtidal rocky reefs.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed