Turrilatirus turritus (Gmelin, 1791)
Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Indo-west Pacific, Indonesia, Mascarene Islands, Red Sea and Mauritius. In Australia known from eastern Queensland.
Frequents coral and rocky reef areas. Probably rarely seen due to its cryptic habit of secretion under rocks and coral slabs.
Fusiform (spindle shaped), chocolate brown in colour with lighter coloured radial rings. The exposed foot is a red/orange colour, operculum dark brown to black, see lower photo, obverse shown. Grows to 4cm.