Lambis (Lambis) crocata crocata   (Link,  1807) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Upto 100 mm in height.

Color: Creamy white maculated with brown, aperture solid orange.

Shell large, spire moderate with about 12 whorls. Aperture elongate and smooth; outer lip with six slender digitations; stromboid notch wide and deep; anterior canal long and gracefully curved.
Sculptured with spiral and axial cords on the spire, arow of presutural beads, body whorl with three spiral rows of knobs; top spiral row of four knobs, the last two large, two other rows below with four to six smaller knobs.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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