- "I got a turban shell! It's like a little fancy hat!" —Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Scientific name||Turbo cornutus|
|Time of year||August to June|
|Time of day||4pm-9am|
|Shadow size||Small (Slow moving)|
|Sale price||300 Bells|
|Appearances||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Regional names|| Sazae (サザエ?)|
Lumaca di mare
|Animal Forest||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing||Not Present|
|Dōbutsu no Mori e+||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||6|
Donation to the Museum
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium lists information about this creature.
"They are related to spiral shells. Also, they have lids that cover the openings of their shells. When they walk, they remove the lid and move in the shell by shuffling their feet, much like snails. They become active at night and eat seaweed. They are delicious when cooked in the shell."
Turbo Cornutus, the horned turban, is a delicacy in that is known as sazae in Japan. After being cooked, it can be pulled out by pulling on its operculum, a defensive lid that prevents the snail from drying out. As it's such a prized delicacy and is important, commercially they are hand-raised. They are bred and dumped into the sea to finish their life cycle, which reduces its genetic diversity makes it prone to disease.
|Collecting turban shell|