Turbo argyrostomus, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Turbo argyrostomus, Mermaid Reef, NW Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Height about equal to width, about 6 thin rounded ridges on each whorl, mottled green/brown/cream colour, operculum with greenish centre and orange-brown outer margin, flared white aperture. One form with smooth surface; another with fluted spines.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.4-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.