Lambis millepeda

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Lambis millepeda
Lambis millepeda 01.jpg
Five views of a shell of Lambis millepeda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Stromboidea
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Lambis
Species: L. millepeda
Binomial name
Lambis millepeda
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms[1]
  • Pterocera millipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Strombus millepeda Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)

Lambis millepeda, common name the millipede spider conch, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of an adult shell varies between 90 mm and 150 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar and in the Southwest Pacific Ocean.

References[edit]

  • 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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