- Spire (mollusc)
A spire is a descriptive term for part of the shell of a
snail, a gastropod molluscshell or gastropod shell. The spire consists of all of the whorls of a coiled gastropod shellexcept for the body whorl.
ome different types of spire
Turbinoform or Turbinate: having a broadly conical spire and a convex base, as in "Turbo", turban-shaped.
Turriform: with a many-whorled, slender spire, as in "
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