Tegula eiseni Jordan, 1936
Common name(s): Banded tegula, banded turban snail, western banded tegula
|Tegula eiseni at Dana Point, CA|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles, April 2001)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: Chlorostoma funebralis, the most common turban snail in our area, is black, the shell is often worn, and has a closed umbilicus. Tegula gallina has a black shell with gray flecks. Tegula aureotincta has an umbilicus which is bright yellowish-orange.
Geographical Range: Los Angeles, CA to Bahia Magdalena, Baja California
Depth Range: Middle and low intertidal
Habitat: On rocks and rubble.
Biology/Natural History: The radula is similar
to that of T. mariana, a species that lives in Baja California.
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Morris et al., 1980