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Family: Fasciolariidae horse conchs, spindle shells (See list of species below)

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183 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amiantofusus amiantus
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Antemetula mitrella
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Benimakia cloveri
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Benimakia lanceolata
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Benimakia nodata
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Benimakia rhodostoma
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Bullockus guesti
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Bullockus honkeri
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Bullockus mcmurrayi
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Bullockus pseudovarai
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Bullockus varai
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Chryseofusus artutus
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Chryseofusus chrysodomoides
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Chryseofusus graciliformis
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Crassicantharus noumeensis
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Dentifusus deynzeni
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Dolicholatirus celinainarumai
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Dolicholatirus lancea
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Dolicholatirus pauli
[slender latirus]
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Falsilatirus kuroseanus
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Falsilatirus pacificus
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Falsilatirus suduirauti
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Fasciolaria branhamae
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Fasciolaria bullisi
[yellow tulip]
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Fasciolaria hollisteri
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Fasciolaria hunteria
[banded tulip shell]
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Fasciolaria lignaria
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Fasciolaria lilium
[banded tulip]
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Fasciolaria tephrina
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Fasciolaria tulipa
[true tulip]
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Fusinus aepynotus
[graceful spindle]
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Fusinus agatha
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Fusinus alcimus
[stout spindle]
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Fusinus alternatus
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Fusinus amphiurgus
[slender spindle]
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Fusinus ansatus
[Philippi's spindle]
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Fusinus arabicus
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Fusinus australis
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Fusinus benjamini
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Fusinus benthalis
[modest spindle]
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Fusinus blakensis
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Fusinus bountyi
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Fusinus brasiliensis
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Fusinus buzzurroi
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Fusinus carvalhoriosi
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Fusinus chocolatus
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Fusinus colombiensis
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Fusinus coltrorum
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Fusinus colus
[distaff spindle]
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Fusinus couei
[Yucatan spindle]
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Fusinus cretellai
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Fusinus dilectus
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Fusinus dimassai
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Fusinus dimitrii
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Fusinus dowianus
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Fusinus eviae
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Fusinus excavatus
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Fusinus forceps
[forceps spindle]
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Fusinus frailensis
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Fusinus frenguelli
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Fusinus genticus
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Fusinus halistreptus
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Fusinus hartvigii
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Fusinus harveyi
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Fusinus helenae
[brown spindle]
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Fusinus josei
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Fusinus labronicus
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Fusinus lightbourni
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Fusinus longissimus
[long spindle]
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Fusinus marcusi
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Fusinus margaritae
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Fusinus marmoratus
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Fusinus martinezi
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Fusinus nicobaricus
[Nicobar spindle]
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Fusinus parvulus
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Fusinus profetai
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Fusinus pulchellus
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Fusinus rolani
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Fusinus rostratus
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Fusinus rushii
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Fusinus rusticulus
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Fusinus salisburyi
[salisbury's spindle]
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Fusinus schrammi
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Fusinus stegeri
[ornamented spindle]
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Fusinus strigatus
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Fusinus syracusanus
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Fusinus thompsoni
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Fusinus timessus
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Fusinus townsendi
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Fusinus undatus
[wavy spindle shell]
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Fusinus verrucosus
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Fusinus vitreus
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Fusolatirus balicasagensis
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Fusolatirus kandai
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Fusolatirus nagasakiensis
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Fusolatirus nanus
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Fusolatirus paetelianus
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Fusolatirus peansoni
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Fusolatirus rikae
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Fusolatirus sarinae
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Fusolatirus suduirauti
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Granolaria salmo
[salmon horse conch]
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Granulifusus discrepans
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Granulifusus dondani
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Granulifusus kiranus
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Granulifusus niponicus
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Granulifusus staminatus
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Granulifusus vermeiji
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Harasewychia harasewychi
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Hemipolygona aldeynzeni
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Hemipolygona beckyae
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Hemipolygona cariniferus
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Hemipolygona cuna
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Hemipolygona distincta
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Hemipolygona lamyi
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Hemipolygona mcgintyi
[McGinty's latirus]
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Hemipolygona recurvirostris
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Lamellilatirus ceramidus
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Latirolagena smaragdula
[precious stone shell]
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Latirus amplustre
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Latirus angulatus
[short-tail latirus]
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Latirus barclayi
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Latirus belcheri
[belcher's latirus]
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Latirus craticulatus
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Latirus deynzerorum
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Latirus gibbulus
[gibbose latirus]


Latirus infundibulum
[brown-line latirus]
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Latirus kurodai
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Latirus lautus
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Latirus maculatus
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Latirus martinorum
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Latirus nematus
[threaded latirus]


Latirus nodatus
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Latirus noumeensis
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Latirus philippinensis
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Latirus picta
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Latirus pilsbryi
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Latirus polygonus
[many-angled spindle]


Latirus turritus
[tower latirus]
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Latirus williami
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Leucozonia granulilabris
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Leucozonia leucozonalis
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Leucozonia nassa
[chestnut latirus]


Leucozonia ocellata
[white-spot latirus]
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Leucozonia ponderosa
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Lightbournus russjenseni
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Lottia albicosta
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Peristernia angulata
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Peristernia australiensis
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Peristernia hesterae
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Peristernia nassatula
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Peristernia philberti
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Peristernia reincarnata
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Peristernia ustulata
[singed Peristernia]
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Pleuroploca aurantiaca
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Pleuroploca filamentosa
[filamentous horse conch]


Pleuroploca gigantea
[Florida horse conch]


Pleuroploca trapezium
[trapezium horse conch]
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Polygona abbotti
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Polygona anapetes
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Polygona angulata
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Polygona bayeri
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Polygona bernadensis
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Polygona brevicaudata
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Polygona devyanae
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Polygona infundibulum
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Polygona jucunda
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Polygona lactea
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Polygona martini
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Polygona nemata
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Polygona ogum
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Polygona vermeiji
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Pustulatirus annulatus
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Pustulatirus attenuatus
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Pustulatirus eppi
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Pustulatirus virginensis
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Tectura tenera
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Teralatirus cayohuesonicus
[Key West latirus]
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Teralatirus ernesti
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Triplofusus giganteus
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Triplofusus princeps
[prince horse conch]
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Turrilatirus craticulatus
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Volvarina southwicki
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183 Species of Family Fasciolariidae
(horse conchs, spindle shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amiantofusus amiantus Atlantic Ocean. 2.45 DL
Antemetula mitrella Northwest Pacific
Benimakia cloveri Western Central Pacific
Benimakia lanceolata Western Central Pacific
Benimakia nodata Western Central Pacific
Benimakia rhodostoma Indo-Pacific.
Bullockus guesti Western Atlantic. 2.97 DL
Bullockus honkeri Western Atlantic. 3.96 DL
Bullockus mcmurrayi Western Atlantic. 5.15 DL
Bullockus pseudovarai Western Atlantic. 8.23 DL
Bullockus varai Western Atlantic. 7 DL
Chryseofusus artutus Western Central Pacific
Chryseofusus chrysodomoides Indo-West Pacific.
Chryseofusus graciliformis Western Central Pacific
Crassicantharus noumeensis Western Central Pacific
Dentifusus deynzeni Western Central Pacific
Dolicholatirus celinainarumai Western Central Pacific
Dolicholatirus lancea Western Central Pacific
Dolicholatirus pauli slender latirus Western Central Atlantic. 3 DL
Falsilatirus kuroseanus Western Central Pacific
Falsilatirus pacificus Western Central Pacific
Falsilatirus suduirauti Western Central Pacific
Fasciolaria branhamae Western Atlantic. 12.8 DL
Fasciolaria bullisi yellow tulip Western Atlantic. 13.4 DL
Fasciolaria hollisteri Western Atlantic. 15.8 DL
Fasciolaria hunteria banded tulip shell Western Atlantic. 10 DL
Fasciolaria lignaria Mediterranean Sea.
Fasciolaria lilium banded tulip Western Atlantic. 8.8 TL
Fasciolaria tephrina Western Central Atlantic 28 DL
Fasciolaria tulipa true tulip Western Atlantic. 25 NG
Fusinus aepynotus graceful spindle Western Atlantic. 2.4 DL
Fusinus agatha Western Atlantic. 9.68 DL
Fusinus alcimus stout spindle Western Atlantic. 1.5 DL
Fusinus alternatus Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus amphiurgus slender spindle Western Atlantic. 1.4 DL
Fusinus ansatus Philippi's spindle Western Atlantic. 20 DL
Fusinus arabicus Western Indian Ocean
Fusinus australis Indo-Pacific.
Fusinus benjamini Western Atlantic. 18.2 DL
Fusinus benthalis modest spindle Western Atlantic. 1.7 DL
Fusinus blakensis Western Atlantic. 8.97 DL
Fusinus bountyi Eastern Pacific
Fusinus brasiliensis Western Atlantic. 12 DL
Fusinus buzzurroi Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus carvalhoriosi Western Atlantic. 18.2 DL
Fusinus chocolatus Western Atlantic. 6.45 DL
Fusinus colombiensis Western Atlantic. 4.6 DL
Fusinus coltrorum Western Atlantic.
Fusinus colus distaff spindle Indo-West Pacific 20 SHL
Fusinus couei Yucatan spindle Western Atlantic. 13 DL
Fusinus cretellai Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus dilectus Western Atlantic. 11.6 DL
Fusinus dimassai Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus dimitrii Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus dowianus Western Atlantic 16.3 DL
Fusinus eviae Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus excavatus Western Atlantic. 8.6 DL
Fusinus forceps forceps spindle Indo-West Pacific.
Fusinus frailensis Western Atlantic. 19.6 DL
Fusinus frenguelli Western Atlantic. 14.3 DL
Fusinus genticus Pacific Ocean.
Fusinus halistreptus Western Atlantic. 9.9 DL
Fusinus hartvigii Western Atlantic. 6.5 DL
Fusinus harveyi Western Atlantic. 5.1 DL
Fusinus helenae brown spindle Western Atlantic. 10 DL
Fusinus josei Western Atlantic. 9.8 DL
Fusinus labronicus Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus lightbourni Western Atlantic. 7 DL
Fusinus longissimus long spindle Western Central Pacific
Fusinus marcusi Western Atlantic. 10.2 DL
Fusinus margaritae Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus marmoratus Western Atlantic and Indi 11.8 DL
Fusinus martinezi Western Atlantic. 12.3 DL
Fusinus nicobaricus Nicobar spindle Indo-Pacific 18 SHL
Fusinus parvulus Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus profetai Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus pulchellus Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus rolani Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus rostratus Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus rushii Western Atlantic. 0.83 DL
Fusinus rusticulus Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus salisburyi salisbury's spindle Western Central Pacific
Fusinus schrammi Western Atlantic. 7.7 DL
Fusinus stegeri ornamented spindle Western Atlantic. 12 DL
Fusinus strigatus Western Atlantic. 6.6 DL
Fusinus syracusanus Mediterranean Sea.
Fusinus thompsoni Western Atlantic. 1.36 DL
Fusinus timessus Western Atlantic. 15.8 DL
Fusinus townsendi Western Indian Ocean
Fusinus undatus wavy spindle shell Central Pacific.
Fusinus verrucosus Introduced to the Mediter
Fusinus vitreus Western Atlantic. 0.95 DL
Fusolatirus balicasagensis Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus kandai Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus nagasakiensis Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus nanus Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus paetelianus Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus peansoni Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus rikae Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus sarinae Western Central Pacific
Fusolatirus suduirauti Western Central Pacific
Granolaria salmo salmon horse conch Eastern Central Pacific
Granulifusus discrepans Western Central Pacific
Granulifusus dondani Western Central Pacific
Granulifusus kiranus Western Central Pacific
Granulifusus niponicus Western Central Pacific
Granulifusus staminatus Western Central Pacific
Granulifusus vermeiji Western Central Pacific
Harasewychia harasewychi Western Atlantic. 3.4 DL
Hemipolygona aldeynzeni Western Central Pacific
Hemipolygona beckyae Western Atlantic. 5.5 DL
Hemipolygona cariniferus Western Atlantic. 7.3 DL
Hemipolygona cuna Western Atlantic. 4.6 DL
Hemipolygona distincta Western Atlantic. 4.42 DL
Hemipolygona lamyi Western Atlantic. 7.4 DL
Hemipolygona mcgintyi McGinty's latirus Western Atlantic. 7 DL
Hemipolygona recurvirostris Western Central Pacific
Lamellilatirus ceramidus Western Atlantic. 5.1 DL
Latirolagena smaragdula precious stone shell Indo-West Pacific 6 SHL
Latirus amplustre Western Central Pacific
Latirus angulatus short-tail latirus Western Central Atlantic
Latirus barclayi Western Central Pacific
Latirus belcheri belcher's latirus Western Central Pacific
Latirus craticulatus Western Central Pacific
Latirus deynzerorum Western Central Pacific
Latirus gibbulus gibbose latirus Western Central Pacific
Latirus infundibulum brown-line latirus Western Atlantic Ocean.
Latirus kurodai Northwest Pacific
Latirus lautus Western Central Pacific
Latirus maculatus Western Central Pacific
Latirus martinorum Western Central Pacific
Latirus nematus threaded latirus Western Atlantic Ocean.
Latirus nodatus Central Pacific.
Latirus noumeensis Western Central Pacific
Latirus philippinensis Western Central Pacific
Latirus picta Western Central Pacific
Latirus pilsbryi Northwest Pacific
Latirus polygonus many-angled spindle Indo-West Pacific. 9 SHL
Latirus turritus tower latirus Indo-West Pacific.
Latirus williami Western Central Pacific
Leucozonia granulilabris Western Atlantic. 7.15 DL
Leucozonia leucozonalis Western Central Atlantic. 5.37 NG
Leucozonia nassa chestnut latirus Western Atlantic. 6.82 DL
Leucozonia ocellata white-spot latirus Western Atlantic and East 3.77 DL
Leucozonia ponderosa Western Atlantic. 6.7 DL
Lightbournus russjenseni Western Atlantic. 3.57 DL
Lottia albicosta Western Atlantic. 2.13 DL
Peristernia angulata Western Central Pacific 2.5 SHL
Peristernia australiensis Western Central Pacific
Peristernia hesterae Western Central Pacific
Peristernia nassatula Pacific Ocean.
Peristernia philberti Western Central Pacific
Peristernia reincarnata Western Central Pacific
Peristernia ustulata singed Peristernia Indo-Pacific.
Pleuroploca aurantiaca Western Atlantic. 15 DL
Pleuroploca filamentosa filamentous horse conch Indo-West Pacific 15 SHL
Pleuroploca gigantea Florida horse conch Western Central Atlantic.
Pleuroploca trapezium trapezium horse conch Indo-West Pacific 28 SHL
Polygona abbotti Western Central Atlantic 5.21 DL
Polygona anapetes Western Atlantic. 5.5 DL
Polygona angulata Western Atlantic. 7.65 DL
Polygona bayeri Western Atlantic. 3.9 DL
Polygona bernadensis Western Atlantic. 4.42 DL
Polygona brevicaudata Western Atlantic. 4 DL
Polygona devyanae Western Atlantic. 3.63 DL
Polygona infundibulum Western Atlantic. 8 DL
Polygona jucunda Western Central Atlantic
Polygona lactea Western Atlantic. 3.2 DL
Polygona martini Western Central Atlantic 5.5 DL
Polygona nemata Western Atlantic. 6.04 DL
Polygona ogum Western Atlantic. 4.07 DL
Polygona vermeiji Western Atlantic. 2.5 DL
Pustulatirus annulatus Western Atlantic. 3.84 DL
Pustulatirus attenuatus Western Atlantic. 5.03 DL
Pustulatirus eppi Western Atlantic. 2.4 DL
Pustulatirus virginensis Western Atlantic. 3.7 DL
Tectura tenera Western Atlantic. 1.88 DL
Teralatirus cayohuesonicus Key West latirus Western Central Atlantic. 2 DL
Teralatirus ernesti Western Atlantic. 1.2 DL
Triplofusus giganteus Western Atlantic. 60.9 DL
Triplofusus princeps prince horse conch Northwest and Eastern Pac
Turrilatirus craticulatus Western Central Pacific
Volvarina southwicki Western Atlantic. 0.7 DL



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