Tibia fusus

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Tibia fusus
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Five views of a shell of Tibia fusus.
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T. fusus
Binomial name
Tibia fusus
Synonyms
  • Murex fusus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Rostellaria fusus(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Rostellaria ionicaPerry, 1811
  • Rostellaria rectirostris Lamarck, 1822
  • Rostellaria sinensisPerry, 1811
  • Rostellaria subulata Lamarck, 1801
  • Strombus clavus Linnaeus, 1771
  • Strombus unicornisDillwyn, 1817
  • Tibia indiarum Röding, 1798
Tibia fusus shells in Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel. SMNH-2020-01-13 133714.jpg
Tibia fusus shells in Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel.

Tibia fusus, common name Spindle tibia or Shinbone Tibia Gastropod, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs. [1] [2]

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Distribution

This species is widespread in Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific, from Indochina, China Sea, southern Japan and the Philippines to the Banda Sea, Indonesia, Australia and Oceania. [3] [4] [5]

Habitat

Most Tibia fusus live in tropical offshore waters where there is plenty of sand, at depths of 5 to 50 m. [3]

Description

The shells of Tibia fusus can reach a length of 15–31 centimetres (5.9–12.2 in) (including the long siphonal canal), with a typical length of 23 cm (9 in.). [5] These shells are large, spindle-shaped with moderately convex turns and an extremely long, thin and slightly curved siphonal canal. The basic color ranges from straw yellow to reddish-beige. The aperture is ovate and white inside, with 6 fingerlike growths on the outer lip. [3]

It is a fairly common species where it occurs, but because of its attractive appearance, it is highly sought after by shell collectors. [3]

Life cycle

Embryos develop into free-swimming planktonic marine larvae (trocophore) and later into juvenile veligers. [3]

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References

  1. Tibia fusus Linnaeus, 1758 . WoRMS (2009). Tibia fusus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=215385 on 27 June 2010 .
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  3. 1 2 3 4 5 SeaLifeBase:Tibia fusus (Linnaeus, 1758), shinbone tibia.
  4. Claudio Galli: WMSDB - Worldwide Mollusc Species Data Base
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