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Fu’sus is a genus of gastropods, which are allied to the British whelk and American conch, and which include, in F. colosseus, perhaps the largest living gastropod. The shell is fusiform, with a many-whorled spire and a long, straight canal. One species, F. antiguus, is dredged in the seas about Great Britain to be sold in the London markets as food.


John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917)


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