Tonna galea (Linnæus, 1758)
Mediterranean and, maybe, some other places.
Original taxon: Buccinum galea.
5m deep, on sand, western bay, Palaiohora, SW. Crete. 135mm.
Specimen with periostracum.
9m deep, on sand & gravel, north Kolokitha cove, Elounda peninsula, Kolpos Mirabellou, Lassithi, N. Crete. 70mm.
Dolium galea in W. Kobelt: Iconographie der schalentragenden europäischen Meeresconchylien vol II, Cassel 1901, plate L.
The species, pictured on a stamp of Malta Post.
Tonna-shaped rhyton (bottom-drilled ceremony vase) carved in Nysiros obsidian, from Agia Triada, central Crete, 1500-1450 BC. Heraklion Archæological Museum.
30m deep, on sand, Bozcaada Island, Çanakkale, Western Marmara, W. Turkey. 175mm.
The animal in G. S. Poli: Testacea utriusque siciliæ…, vol. IV, Parma 1791-1796, plate XLVII via BHL.