Lambis chiragra arthritica   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Strombidae

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Description
Size: Shell is up to 20 cm.

Color: white, with brown mottling and streaks. Columella dark brown with pale pleats.

Distinctive shell, with six projections (including the long siphonal canal).


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Arthritic Spider Conch (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Gallego, JL Marine gastropods The malacologist's corner Available at - http://www.elrincondelmalacologo.com/Version%20inglesa/Mi%20coleccion%20index.htm

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