|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Gastropoda|
This is the most common turban shell on rocky shores. They have a thick chalky operculum (structure that fits and protects the opening of the shell), which is often called a "cat's eye". They are algal feeders.
In other countries, they are collected as food, and the "cat's eye" made into jewellery, and even paper weights. (Shell 3-5cm).
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre