Species under Colus
n= 31
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Colus altus
(Wood, 1848)
Northeast Atlantic
Colus aphelus
(Dall, 1890)
Oblique whelk Eastern Pacific and the Arctic
Colus aurantius
(Dall, 1907)
Broad-cord whelk East Pacific
Colus barbarinus
Dall, 1919
Santa Barbara whelk East Pacific
Colus brunneus
(Dall, 1877)
Brown whelk Eastern Pacific and the Arctic
Colus callorhinus
(Dall, 1877)
Strombiform whelk East Pacific
Colus errones
Dall, 1919
Wayward whelk East Pacific
Colus esychus
(Dall, 1907)
Esychus colus Arctic and Northwest Pacific
Colus gracilis
(da Costa, 1778)
Northeast Atlantic and the Arctic
Colus griseus
(Dall, 1890)
Gray whelk East Pacific
Colus herendeenii
(Dall, 1902)
Thin-ribbed whelk East Pacific
Colus holboelli
(Møller, 1842)
Northeast Atlantic and the Arctic
Colus holboellii
(Möller, 1842)
Atlantic Ocean 7
Colus islandicus
(Mohr, 1786)
Iceland whelk Arctic and Atlantic Ocean 12
Colus jeffreysianus
(Fischer, 1868)
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea
Colus kroyeri
(Möller, 1842)
Arctic whelk East Pacific, Arctic and Northwest Atlantic
Colus latericeus
(Moller, 1842)
Northeast Atlantic and the Arctic 2.5
Colus martensi
(Krause, 1885)
Marten's whelk Arctic, Pacific Ocean and Southwest Atlantic 1.03
Colus obesus
(Verrill, 1884)
Plump whelk To be filled
Colus oceanodromae
(Dall, 1919)
Seahorse whelk East Pacific
Colus ombronius
Dall, 1919
Shady whelk Eastern Pacific and the Arctic
Colus periscelidus
(Dall, 1891)
Garter whelk East Pacific
Colus perminutus
(Dall, 1927)
Western Atlantic 0.9
Colus pubescens
(Verrill, 1882)
Hairy whelk Arctic and Western Atlantic 8
Colus pygmaeus
(Gould, 1841)
Pygmy whelk Western Atlantic Ocean 2
Colus sabini
(Gray, 1824)
Northeast Atlantic and the Arctic
Colus stimpsoni
(Mørch, 1867)
Stimpson's Colus Northern Atlantic and the Arctic 13
Colus syrtensis
(Packard, 1867)
Western Atlantic
Colus terraenovae
Bouchet & Waren, 1985
Ventricose whelk Western Atlantic Ocean 5.8
Colus turgidulus
(Friele, 1877)
Northeast Atlantic and the Arctic 5.6
Colus virens
(Dall, 1877)
Green whelk East Pacific
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