Lambis scorpius

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Lambis scorpius
Lambis scorpius indomaris 01.JPG
A shell of Lambis scorpius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Stromboidea
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Lambis
Species: L. scorpius
Binomial name
Lambis scorpius
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms[1]
  • Pterocera nodosa Lamarck, 1816
  • Pterocera scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Strombus scorpius Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)

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

Detail of apertural view of the shell of Lambis scorpius scorpius.

Description[edit]

The size of an adult shell varies between 95 mm and 220 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along Chagos, Madagascar and Tanzania; in the Western Pacific and along the Philippines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211089 on 2011-04-23
  • 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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