Taxon profile


Dolicholatirus Bellardi, 1884

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Fasciolariidae - Tulip and Spindle Shells »  subfamily Peristerniinae


Shell elongate fusiform, spire elevated, siphonal canal extended and almost closed, aperture small and oval, outer lip with spiral ridges inside. Sculpture of broad axial ribs crossed by spiral threads. Columella concave with two weak plications. Protoconch mammilliform. Colour generally various shades of dark brown to cream with lighter spiral threads. Size relatively small, up to 60mm in length. The lateral radula plates are double-pronged and fang-like, not comb-shaped as in other genera of Fasciolariidae. The radula of Dolicholatirus species resembles that of members of the Turbinellidae, however due to their present unconfirmed status, are here retained in the Fasciolariidae. Dolicholatirus is represented by few species, mainly from deep tropical and temperate waters around the world.
Lussi M. (2014). Description of seven new species of Fasciolariidae from off the eastern seaboard of South Africa with notes on Granulifusus rubrolineatus (Sowerby II, 1870)
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 18

species Dolicholatirus acus (Adams & Reeve, 1848)
species Dolicholatirus angustus Smith, 1884
species Dolicholatirus bairstowi G. B. Sowerby III, 1886

Dolicholatirus bairstowi

species Dolicholatirus bozzettii Lussi, 1993

Dolicholatirus bozzettii

species Dolicholatirus brevicaudatus Lussi, 2014

Dolicholatirus brevicaudatus

species Dolicholatirus cayohuesonicus Sowerby, 1878

Dolicholatirus cayohuesonicus

species Dolicholatirus celinamarumai Kosuge, 1981
species Dolicholatirus fernandesi L. Bozzetti, 2002

Dolicholatirus fernandesi

species Dolicholatirus lancea (Gmelin, 1791)

Dolicholatirus lancea

species Dolicholatirus maryseae D. Monsecour & Lorenz, 2018
species Dolicholatirus minusculus Bozzetti, 2007

Dolicholatirus minusculus

species Dolicholatirus mosterti Lussi, 2014

Dolicholatirus mosterti

species Dolicholatirus pauli McGinty, 1955
species Dolicholatirus smithi Snyder, 2000
species Dolicholatirus spiceri (J.E. Tenison-Woods, 1876)

Dolicholatirus spiceri

species Dolicholatirus thesaurus T. A. Garrard, 1963

Dolicholatirus thesaurus

species Dolicholatirus vezzaroi T. Cossignani, 2015

Fossil taxa

species Dolicholatirus brownni Micheloti

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1304122]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Dolicholatirus Bellardi, 1884]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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