Species under Polystira
n= 19
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Polystira albida
(Perry, 1811)
white giant-turris Western Atlantic 11.6
Polystira barretti
(Guppy, 1866)
Western Atlantic 7.2
Polystira bayeri
Petuch, 2001
Western Atlantic 2.6
Polystira coltrorum
Petuch, 1993
Southwest Atlantic 2.2
Polystira florencae
Bartsch, 1934
Western Atlantic 2.5
Polystira formosissima
(Smith, 1915)
Western Atlantic 4
Polystira gruneri
(Philippi, 1848)
Western Atlantic 3.3
Polystira hilli
Petuch, 1988
Western Central Atlantic 5.1
Polystira jelskii
(Crosse, 1865)
Western Atlantic 4.7
Polystira lindae
Petuch, 1987
Western Central Atlantic 1.9
Polystira macra
Bartsch, 1934
Western Atlantic
Polystira nobilis
(Hinds, 1843)
Eastern Pacific
Polystira oxytropis
(Sowerby I, 1834)
Eastern Pacific
Polystira phillipsi
Nowell-Usticke, 1969
Western Central Atlantic
Polystira picta
(Reeve, 1843)
Eastern Pacific
Polystira starretti
Petuch, 2002
Western Central Atlantic 2.9
Polystira sunderlandi
Petuch, 1987
Western Central Atlantic
Polystira tellea
(Dall, 1889)
delicate giant-turris Western Atlantic 10
Polystira vibex
(Dall, 1889)
twilled giant-turris Western Atlantic 6
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