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"I got a turban shell! It's like a little fancy hat!" —Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Turban Shell
TurbanShell
Scientific name  Turbo cornutus
Family  Turbinidae
Time of year August to June
Time of day 4pm-9am
Size Unknown
Shadow size  Small (Slow moving)
Rarity  Uncommon
Sale price  300 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Japan Sazae (サザエ?)
Flag of Italy small Lumaca di mare
Species #
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


The Turban Shell is a deep-sea creature found at the bottom of the sea in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is indicated by a circular shadow, and diving is the only way of catching it.

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."

Further Information

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.

Turban shell

A Turban Shell in real life.

NL-TurbanShell
Collecting turban shell
Deep-Sea Creatures
Navigation Deep-Sea Creatures | Diving | Project Home | Rarity
Categories Benthic
Locations Ocean | Tropical Seas
Ocean Creatures Abalone | Acorn Barnacle | Clam | Ear Shell | Flatworm | Giant Spider Crab | Horsehair Crab | Horseshoe Crab | Lobster | Mantis Shrimp | Octopus | Oyster | Pearl Oyster | Red King Crab | Sea Anemone | Sea Cucumber | Sea Grapes | Sea Slug | Sea Star | Sea Urchin | Seaweed | Scallop | Snow Crab | Spiny Lobster | Sweet Shrimp | Tiger Prawn
Tropical Sea Creatures Abalone | Acorn Barnacle | Chambered Nautilus | Clam | Ear Shell | Flatworm | Giant Isopod | Giant Spider Crab | Horsehair Crab | Horseshoe Crab | Lobster | Mantis Shrimp | Octopus | Red King Crab | Sea Anemone | Sea Cucumber | Sea Grapes | Sea Slug | Sea Star | Sea Urchin | Seaweed | Scallop | Snow Crab | Spiny Lobster | Spotted Garden Eel | Sweet Shrimp | Tiger Prawn | Turban Shell

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