Strombus (Canarium) labiatus labiatus   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 5 cm.

Color: External colour variable, usually white, green or grey-blue, with brown or orange bands or patches, inner side of outer lip violet or orange, columella yellow or orange.

Spire and body whorl heavily nodulose at the shoulders, with many fine spiral ribs on the body whorl, plus one or two stronger nodulose ribs, anterior canal long and curved upwards at an angle of about 75ยบ, weak posterior lirae present in the aperture. Ventral side of the body whorl and the lower spire whorls glazed dark brown or orange, exterior mottled cream, brown and blue-grey, interior rich orange.

Synonym (s)
Lambis labiatus Roeding, 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman & Nicobar Islands 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu 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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