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Family: Turbinellidae vase shells (See list of species below)

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41 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Benthovoluta hilgendorfi
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Benthovoluta kiiense
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Benthovoluta krigei
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Enigmavasum enigmaticum
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Exilioidea atlantica
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Exilioidea rectirostris
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Fulgurofusus atlantis
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Fulgurofusus aurora
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Fulgurofusus bartletti
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Fulgurofusus benthocallis
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Fulgurofusus bermudezi
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Fulgurofusus brayi
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Fulgurofusus ecphoroides
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Fulgurofusus electra
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Fulgurofusus merope
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Fulgurofusus sarissophorus
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Fulgurofusus timor
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Fulgurofusus xenismatis
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Latiromitra aratiunculus
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Latiromitra costata
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Latiromitra cryptodon
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Latiromitra meekiana
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Latiromitra styliola
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Ptychatractus ligatus
[ligate false spindle]


Syrinx aruanus
[Australian trumpet shell]
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Teramachia dalli
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Teramachia smithi
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Teramachia tibiaeformis
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Tudivasum spinosum
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Turbinella angulata
[West Indian chank]
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Turbinella laevigata
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Turbinella pyrum
[Indian chank]
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Turbinella wheeleri
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Vasum armatum
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Vasum caestus
[gauntlet vase]


Vasum capitellum
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Vasum ceramicum
[Ceram vase]
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Vasum latiriforme
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Vasum muricatum
[Caribbean vase]
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Vasum tubiferum
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Vasum turbinellum
[top vase]
41 Species of Family Turbinellidae
(vase shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Benthovoluta hilgendorfi Western Central Pacific
Benthovoluta kiiense Western Central Pacific
Benthovoluta krigei Western Central Pacific
Enigmavasum enigmaticum Western Central Pacific
Exilioidea atlantica Western Atlantic. 3.61 DL
Exilioidea rectirostris Northeast Pacific.
Fulgurofusus atlantis Western Atlantic. 3.52 DL
Fulgurofusus aurora Western Atlantic. 4.3 DL
Fulgurofusus bartletti Western Atlantic. 3.93 DL
Fulgurofusus benthocallis Western Atlantic. 4.5 DL
Fulgurofusus bermudezi Western Atlantic. 3.1 DL
Fulgurofusus brayi Western Atlantic. 7.3 DL
Fulgurofusus ecphoroides Western Atlantic. 1.84 DL
Fulgurofusus electra Western Central Atlantic. 2.69 DL
Fulgurofusus merope Western Atlantic. 3.6 DL
Fulgurofusus sarissophorus Western Atlantic. 1.96 DL
Fulgurofusus timor Western Atlantic. 5.7 DL
Fulgurofusus xenismatis Western Atlantic. 3.35 DL
Latiromitra aratiunculus Western Atlantic. 2.9 DL
Latiromitra costata Western Atlantic. 1.4 DL
Latiromitra cryptodon Western Atlantic. 5.5 DL
Latiromitra meekiana Western Atlantic. 2.6 DL
Latiromitra styliola Western Atlantic. 1.1 DL
Ptychatractus ligatus ligate false spindle Western Atlantic Ocean. 1.8 DL
Syrinx aruanus Australian trumpet shell Indo-West Pacific 72.2 SHL
Teramachia dalli Western Central Pacific 18 TL
Teramachia smithi Western Central Pacific 16 TL
Teramachia tibiaeformis Western Central Pacific 12 TL
Tudivasum spinosum Eastern Indian Ocean
Turbinella angulata West Indian chank Western Atlantic. 36 NG
Turbinella laevigata Western Atlantic. 20 DL
Turbinella pyrum Indian chank Indian Ocean
Turbinella wheeleri Western Central Atlantic.
Vasum armatum Eastern Central Pacific
Vasum caestus gauntlet vase Eastern Pacific
Vasum capitellum Western Atlantic 6.5 DL
Vasum ceramicum Ceram vase Indo-Pacific. 16 SHL
Vasum latiriforme Western Atlantic. 6 DL
Vasum muricatum Caribbean vase Western Central Atlantic. 12.5 DL
Vasum tubiferum Western Central Pacific 11.5 TL
Vasum turbinellum top vase Indo-Pacific. 10 SHL



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