Tegula funebralis   (Adams, 1855)

black turban snail

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Archaeogastropoda | Trochidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to Mexico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344); common length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 312); max. reported age: 28 years (Ref. 2823)

Short description Morphology

Shell is thick and dark purple to black; foot is black on the sides (Ref. 312).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a shell length of 2.5 cm. Fisheries: Over-harvesting for food in the early 1900s, mainly by Southern European immigrants, caused a drastic drop in population numbers. Today they are still harvested by both Americans of Southern European and Asian ancestries; heavy regulation by the Department of Fish and Game has allowed populations to recover (Ref. 312). Habitat: Occurs in high to middle intertidal zones on rocky surfaces or in pools not covered in algae. Diet: eats many species of algae including micro and macroscopic. Life span: up to 25 years (Ref. 312). Members of the order Archaeogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Archaeogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gallivan, G. and J. Danforth. 1999. (Ref. 312)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.5 - 17.9, mean 11.1 (based on 132 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown