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)
  • 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.


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


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


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at 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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