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For ships name Fusinus, see Fusinus (ship).
Temporal range: Cretaceous - Recent
Fusinus monksae.jpg
A live individual of Fusinus robustus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda

Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Fasciolariidae
Subfamily: Fusininae
Genus: Fusinus
Rafinesque, 1815[1]
Type species
Murex colus, Linnaeus, 1758

See text.

  • Aptysis [sic] (misspelling of Aptyxis Troschel, 1868)
  • Aptyxis Troschel, 1868
  • Barbarofusus Grabau & Shimer, 1909
  • Exilifusus Gabb, 1876
  • Fusinus (Barbarofusus) Grabau & Shimer, 1909
  • Fusinus (Sinistralia) H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Fusus Bruguière, 1789 (invalid: junior homonym of Fusus Helbling, 1779. Placed by the ICZN on the Official Index by Opinion 1765, 1994, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 51(2): 159. )
  • Gracilipurpura Jousseaume, 1881
  • Harfordia Dall, 1921
  • Heilprinia Grabau, 1904
  • Propefusus Iredale, 1924
  • Pseudofusus Monterosato, 1884
  • Sinistralia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Tritonium (Fusus) Bruguière, 1789
Fossil shell of Fusinus longiroster from Pliocene of Italy
shell of Fusinus inglorius
Fusinus sp. from the Pliocene of Cyprus.

Fusinus is a genus of small to large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Fasciolariidae, the spindle snails and tulip snaills.

Fossil records[edit]

This genus is known in the fossil records from the Cretaceous to the Quaternary (age range: from 94.3 to 0.0 million years ago). Fossils are found in the marine strata all over the worls.[3]


Species in the genus Fusinus include:[4][5]

According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) the following species with accepted names are included within the genus Fusinus [6]

Species brought into synonymy


  • Buzzurro G. & Russo P. (2007). Fusinus del Mediterraneo. published by the authors

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