Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Fusinus colus

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Shell: medium to large, light, fusiform , ranging from 41-142mm. Spire to low, about 0%-39% of shell height. Shoulder angled downwards, with evenly spaced nodules. Sculpture: numerous, evenly spaced, fine spiral chords and threads, angled nodules on the shoulder. siphonal canal about 0%-44% of shell height, long, narrow and tapering, colour becoming darker towards anteriorColumella smooth, white; Columella callous thin. Outerlip finely serrated. Aperture ovate. Exterior base colour white becoming tan on the siphonal canal, spaces between centre nodules tan; radial chords may also be stained with tan forming faint radial bands. Aperture internally white.


Noosa,  Australia
Size: 142mm    Collected: 2016
trawled from 72m [40 fthms]

Gold Coast,  Australia
Size: 126mm    Collected: 2016
Trawled from 48 m [27 fthm]

Caloundra,  Australia
Size: 41mm    Collected: Unknown
Trawled from deep water.

Hervey Bay,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2015
No data.

Bowen,  Australia
Size: 85mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Exmouth Gulf,  Australia
Size: 94.87mm    Collected: 2015
Taken by scallop trawlers on sand and mud at 30-60m

Japan,  Japan
Size: mm    Collected: 1984
No data.