Fasciolaria lilium Fischer, 1807
banded tulip
photo by Cox, Carol

Family:  Fasciolariidae (horse conchs, spindle shells)
Max. size:  8.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 4 - 46 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on offshore banks (Ref. 109264). Members of the order Neogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 05.07.16
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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