Ophioglossolambis violacea

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Ophioglossolambis violacea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Stromboidea
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Ophioglossolambis
Species: O. violacea
Binomial name
Ophioglossolambis violacea
(Swainson, 1821)
  • Lambis violacea (Swainson, 1821)
  • Pterocera multipes G.B. Sowerby II, 1842
  • Pterocera violacea Swainson, 1821 (basionym)

Ophioglossolambis violacea is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae family, the true conchs and their allies.[2]


This species is endemic to Mauritius, the Mascarene basin and Réunion.


  1. ^ Starmühlner F. (1996). Lambis violacea. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Ophioglossolambis violacea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=599536 on 2012-06-07
  • Walls, J.G. (1980). Conchs, tibias and harps. A survey of the molluscan families Strombidae and Harpidae. T.F.H. Publications Ltd, Hong Kong.
  • Rosenberg, G. 1992. Encyclopedia of Seashells. Dorset: New York. 224 pp. page(s): 64
  • Dekkers A.M. (2012) A new genus related to the genus Lambis Röding, 1798 (Gastropoda: Strombidae) from the Indian Ocean. Gloria Maris 51(2-3): 68-74. [8 April 2012; title page erroneously dated 11 March]