Turbo marmoratus, known as the green turban, the marbled turban or great green turban, are a large species of marine gastropod. It's a heavy, thick shell with ridged walls around the top spiral. The green turban shell is in the family Turbinidae, (turban snails). They have beautiful mother of pearl interiors, with the marbled variations of greens, chocolate browns, and natural ivory/ tan patterns of color.
Due to the weight of some of the larger shells they have often been used as doorstops and paperweights throughout history.

This listing is for this exact shell. Measures approximately 7"

This shell shows evidence of its life in the ocean. Please see photos of its different characteristics.

All of our shells are real & unique. The majority of the shells we sell are intended for crafting purposes & are not specimens (unless otherwise specified); meaning that most will show evidence of their lives in the ocean. There may be natural variations such as but not limited to: growth marks, pinpoint holes, chipped points or edges, calcium build up, etc. WE DO NOT SELL PERFECT SHELLS- our shells are natural, beautiful, & imperfect.

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