Harpago arthritica

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Harpago arthritica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Stromboidea
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Harpago
Species: H. arthritica
Binomial name
Harpago arthritica
(Röding, 1798)
Synonyms[1]
  • Lambis arthritica Röding, 1798 (basionym)
  • Lambis chiragra arthritica (Roding, 1798)
  • Strombus divergens Perry, 1811
  • Strombus nigricans Perry, 1811

Harpago arthritica, common name : the arthritic 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 110 mm and 190 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along the Aldabra Atoll, Kenya, Madagascar, the Maldives, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, the Seychelles and Tanzania; in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines.

References[edit]

  • Taylor, J.D. (1973). Provisional list of the mollusca of Aldabra Atoll
  • Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp.

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