Fusinus forceps (Perry, 1811)
forceps spindle
Fusinus forceps
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Fasciolariidae (horse conchs, spindle shells)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Fasciolariidae are active predators, feeding on tube worms, vermetid and other molluscs (Ref. 349). 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: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Huang, Bonnie - 26.08.08
Modified by: Bato-David, Elizabeth - 06.04.15

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