Turbo jourdani, Rottnest Island, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Turbo jourdani, Rottnest Is, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
One of the largest gastropods living in temperate Australian waters, and so can usually be easily recognised by its size as well as by its reddish brown colour.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.3-23.2°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (16% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney