Turritella communis belongs to the family Turritellidae.Auger shell have a slim body with spiral sculpture. The operculum is horny. Turritella communis are found worldwide, living on sand and mud flats.This shell is a Filter feeders , that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from the water.
This shell is common. It lives at depths of 7-200 m.Lokal experience these snails on masse.
In empty shell often settle Phascolion strombi worms.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) >Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) >Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Caenogastropoda (Order) > Cerithioidea (Superfamily) > Turritellidae (Family) > Turritellinae (Subfamily) >Turritella (Genus)