The fossil remains of turritella are the shells or the cast of shells from soft-bodied mollusks. Turritella are a type of sea snail with tall spiral shells. They vary in size from about 1/2 inch to 6 inches long. Turritella are found in seas all around the world. They live in the sediment on the sea floor where they filter fine particles of food from the water.
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