Lambis crocata

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Lambis crocata
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Five views of a shell of Lambis crocata
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Two views of a shell of the orange spider conch (Lambis crocata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Stromboidea
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Lambis
Species: L. crocata
Binomial name
Lambis crocata
(Link, 1807)
Synonyms[1]
  • Lambis aurantia (Lamarck, 1822)
  • Pterocera aurantia Lamarck, 1822
  • Pterocera aurantiacum Sowerby, G.B. I, 1825
  • Pterocera crocata Link, 1807 (basionym)
  • Strombus aculeatus Perry, G., 1811

Lambis crocata, commonly known as the orange spider conch, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of an adult shell varies between 70 mm and 205 mm and it is a mixture of orange and white color.

Distribution[edit]

This species is found in the Indian Ocean along the coasts of Aldabra, Chagos, the Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, the Seychelles and Tanzania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lambis crocata (Link, 1807). WoRMS (2009). Lambis crocata (Link, 1807). Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211092 on 27 June 2010.
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Spry, J.F. (1961). The sea shells of Dar es Salaam: Gastropods. Tanganyika Notes and Records 56
  • Walls, J.G. (1980). Conchs, tibias and harps. A survey of the molluscan families Strombidae and Harpidae. T.F.H. Publications Ltd, Hong Kong.

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