The shell of this species is widely used for carving and jewelry and was previously a main species in the mother-of-pearl shell fishery, the meat is sold for food but is usually considered a byproduct. Shells are commonly imported into Australia and New Zealand as ornaments/jewelry. This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 663005 (FISHLIST 663005).
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2016-05-12 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Wilson, B., 1993, Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods Pt I. Odyssey Publishing, Leederville, W.A.
Scientific Name verified against:
Williams, S.T., 2007. Origins and diversification of Indo-West Pacific marine fauna: evolutionary history and biogeography of turban shells (Gastropoda, Turbinidae)., Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 92: 573-592.