Turbo kenwilliamsi

Western turban | Turbo pulcher | Turbo pulchra
Turbo kenwilliamsi
Turbo kenwilliamsi, Photo: Graham Edgar
Turbo kenwilliamsi
Turbo kenwilliamsi, 1 of 2. Rottnest Is, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Turbo kenwilliamsi
Turbo kenwilliamsi, 2 of 2. Rottnest Is, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
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Turbo kenwilliamsi
Turbo kenwilliamsi
Turbo kenwilliamsi




Swollen shell with cream ridges broken by black spots spiralling around the shell. It is one of the most common large gastropods seen on southewestern reefs.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 0-12m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (48.1% 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 (3 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