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Updated 6/25/2016

Family Fasciolariidae

Spindles

Spindles have red body parts and feed upon snails using corrosive saliva.  Egg capsules look like wine glasses with a hole in the top. 

Yellowmouth Spindle eggs

 

 

HAWAII

Peristernia chlorostoma

YELLOWMOUTH SPINDLE

 
Benimakia nodatus

KNOBBY SPINDLE

 

Fusinus sandvichensis  

HAWAIIAN SPINDLE

 
Fusinus michaelrogersi 

MICHAEL ROGER'S SPINDLE

 

 Crassicantharus noumeensis

GOLD-BANDED SPINDLE

 


CALIFORNIA

Kelletia kelletii

KELLETT'S WHELK

 


TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Pleuroploca gigantea

FLORIDA HORSE CONCH

 

Fasciolaria tulipa

TRUE TULIP