"I got a turban shell! It's like a little fancy hat!" —New Leaf

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

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In New Leaf

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list 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."

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
"I got a turban shell! It's like a little fancy hat!"
Size 6 inches
Time Night-Morning
Season Fall-Spring


Further Information

Main article: Turban shell on Wikipedia

Turbo cornutus, the horned turban, is a delicacy in that is known as さざえ (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 is such a prized delicacy, it is raised commercially. They are bred and dumped into the sea to finish their life cycle, which reduces its genetic diversity, thus making it prone to disease.

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