seen? The elegant Javanese turrid
snails (Turricula javana) are sometimes seen on sandy areas
near seagrasses on Chek Jawa and some parts of the East Coast.
Features: The Family Turridae
is among the largest of marine snails and members are difficult to
These snails are active predators that can rasp at prey with their
radula or stab with detachable needle-like teeth charged with venom.
Human uses: They are not actively
harvested although they are occasionally caught by shrimp trawlers.
Chek Jawa, Sep 03
Chek Jawa, Sep 10
Turridae recorded for Singapore
Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist
of The Molluscs of Singapore.
Turricula javana (Javan turrid