Fasciolariidae - Tulip and Spindle Snails

Fasciolariidae, the tulip and spindle snails, typically have shells with high spires and long siphonal canals. The shells may be smooth, have spiral ribs, axial folds or nodules. Many of the shells have a reddish or brownish tint. Most live in shallow water on rocky shores or coral though some live on sandy substrate. They are carnivorous, feeding on other mollusks, worms and barnacles. Fasciolarids have only 1 sex: female. Their eggs develop without being fertilized. There are 8 species found in Texas.