Lambis truncata   ([Lightfoot],  1786) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Strombidae

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Description
Color: Younger shells creamy white; columella and lip usually mauve brown when older.

The largest and heaviest of spider shells and has squarish outline.


Synonym (s)
Lambis bryonia Gmelin, 1791
Pterocera bryonia (Gmelin, 1791)
Strombus truncatus [Lightfoot], 1786
(Basionym)
Lambis sebae (Valenciennes, 1786)
(Ambiguous synonym)
Lambis lambis (non Linneaus, 1758)
(Misapplied name)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kiltan INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Appukuttan, KK; Chellam, A; Ramadoss, K; Victor, ACC and Meiyappan, MM (1989) Molluscan resources Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 43 77-92 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2641/1/Article_12.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2011-03-18

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