West Indian Chank Shell Size ~ 18 - 20cm

Classification: Turinella Angulata


This shell is a member of the Turbinell family, which is a small family of about 25 species.


It is a solid, heavy shell with a large body whorl with raised shapes around the shoulders of the body whorl with some prominent folds on the aperture.


The cream/peach soft colour runs throughout the whole shell.


This shell is smooth to the touch between the ridges with a beautiful shape, making it a wonderful stand-alone shell to have around you.

West Indian Chank Shell

  • Ecological Note

    This is a large predatory tropical sea snail, feeding mainly on worms and smaller bivalves.

    Found in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.