Species under Fusinus
n= 66
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Fusinus aepynotus
(Dall, 1889)
graceful spindle Western Atlantic 2.4
Fusinus agatha
(Simone & Abbate, 2005)
Western Atlantic 9.68
Fusinus alcimus
(Dall, 1889)
stout spindle Western Atlantic 1.5
Fusinus alternatus
Buzzurro & Russo, 2007
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus amphiurgus
(Dall, 1889)
slender spindle Western Atlantic 1.4
Fusinus ansatus
(Gmelin, 1791)
Philippi's spindle Western Atlantic 20
Fusinus arabicus
(Melvill, 1898)
Western Indian Ocean
Fusinus australis
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Indo-Pacific
Fusinus barbarensis
(Trask, 1855)
Santa Barbara spindle East Pacific
Fusinus benjamini
Hadorn, 1997
Western Atlantic 18.2
Fusinus benthalis
(Dall, 1889)
modest spindle Western Atlantic 1.7
Fusinus blakensis
Hadorn & Rogers, 2000
Western Atlantic 8.97
Fusinus bountyi
Rehder & Wilson, 1975
Eastern Pacific
Fusinus brasiliensis
(Grabau, 1904)
Western Atlantic 12
Fusinus buzzurroi
Prkic & Russo, 2008
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus carvalhoriosi
Macsotay & Campos, 2001
Western Atlantic 18.2
Fusinus chocolatus
(Okutani, 1983)
Western Atlantic 6.45
Fusinus colombiensis
Snyder & Snyder, 1999
Western Atlantic 4.6
Fusinus coltrorum
Hadorn & Rogers, 2000
Western Atlantic
Fusinus colus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
distaff spindle Indo-West Pacific 20
Fusinus couei
(Petit de la Saussaye, 1853)
Yucatan spindle Western Atlantic 13
Fusinus cretellai
Buzzurro & Russo, 2008
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus dilectus
(Adams, 1856)
Western Atlantic 11.6
Fusinus dimassai
Buzzurro & Russo, 2007
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus dimitrii
Buzzurro & Ovalis, 2007
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus dowianus
Olsson, 1954
Western Atlantic 16.3
Fusinus dupetitthouarsi
(Kiener, 1840)
Eastern Pacific
Fusinus eucosmius
(Dall, 1889)
apricot spindle Western Atlantic Ocean
Fusinus eviae
Buzzurro & Russo, 2007
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus excavatus
(Sowerby II, 1880)
Western Atlantic 8.6
Fusinus forceps
(Perry, 1811)
forceps spindle Indo-West Pacific
Fusinus frailensis
Macsotay & Campos, 2001
Western Atlantic 19.6
Fusinus frenguelli
(Carcelles, 1953)
Western Atlantic 14.3
Fusinus genticus
(Iredale, 1936)
Pacific Ocean
Fusinus halistreptus
(Dall, 1889)
Western Atlantic 9.9
Fusinus hartvigii
(Shuttleworth, 1856)
Western Atlantic 6.5
Fusinus harveyi
Hadorn & Rogers, 2000
Western Atlantic 5.1
Fusinus helenae
Bartsch, 1939
brown spindle Western Atlantic 10
Fusinus josei
Hadorn & Rogers, 2000
Western Atlantic 9.8
Fusinus labronicus
(Monterosato, 1884)
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus lightbourni
Snyder, 1984
Western Atlantic 7
Fusinus longissimus
(Gmelin, 1791)
long spindle Western Central Pacific
Fusinus luteopictus
(Dall, 1877)
painted spindle East Pacific
Fusinus marcusi
Hadorn & Rogers, 2000
Western Atlantic 10.2
Fusinus margaritae
Buzzurro & Russo, 2007
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus marmoratus
(Philippi, 1846)
Western Atlantic and Indian Ocean 11.8
Fusinus martinezi
Macsotay & Campos, 2001
Western Atlantic 12.3
Fusinus nicobaricus
(Röding, 1798)
Nicobar spindle Indo-Pacific 18
Fusinus parvulus
(Monterosato, 1884)
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus profetai
Nofroni, 1982
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus pulchellus
(Philippi, 1844)
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus rolani
Buzzurro & Ovalis, 2005
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus rostratus
(Olivi, 1792)
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus rushii
(Dall, 1889)
Western Atlantic 0.83
Fusinus rusticulus
(Monterosato, 1880)
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus salisburyi
Fulton, 1930
salisbury's spindle Western Central Pacific
Fusinus schrammi
(Crosse, 1865)
Western Atlantic 7.7
Fusinus stegeri
Lyons, 1978
ornamented spindle Western Atlantic 12
Fusinus strigatus
(Philippi, 1850)
Western Atlantic 6.6
Fusinus syracusanus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Mediterranean Sea
Fusinus thompsoni
Hadorn & Rogers, 2000
Western Atlantic 1.36
Fusinus timessus
(Dall, 1889)
Western Atlantic 15.8
Fusinus townsendi
(Melvill, 1899)
Western Indian Ocean
Fusinus undatus
(Gmelin, 1791)
wavy spindle shell Central Pacific
Fusinus verrucosus
(Gmelin, 1791)
Introduced to the Mediterranean
Fusinus vitreus
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.95
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