Lambis millepeda   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Strombidae

Description
Size: 14 cm.

Color: Exterior fawn or rosy cream, aperture mauve-brown with white lirae, white internally.

Outer lip with 10 short spines, including the twisted anterior canal, central and anterior spines hooked posteriorly, early whorls carinate and nodulose at the shoulders, body whorl finely spirally striate, with nodulose shoulder and two central spiral rows of smaller nodules, columella thick and lirate anteriorly.


Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/

Page last updated on:2011-09-02

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