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The Turbinellidae Family includes 40 species comprising 2 subfamilies (Vasinae (4 genus), Turbinellinae (3))
and 7 genus (Vasum (15 species), Tudivasum (9), Turbinella (8), ...)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Neogastropoda 
    Superfamily : Turbinelloidea 
     Family      : Turbinellidae 
    

Common name : vase, tudicula, chanks ...

Aspect : characteristic presence of 3 or 5 projecting teeth on the columella. Heavy shell with spiral sculpture with dull thorns or tubers. Chitinous operculum

Feeding : worms and clams

Environment : mostly in tropical shallow waters but some in deep waters.

Vasum ceramicum (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Vasinae)

Vasum ceramicum

Total collection for Turbinellidae : 1 species (7 shells in total)

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