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Lambis truncata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Strombidae
Scientific name  Lambis truncata
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Stromboidea
Genus  Lambis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Lambis, Lambis lambis, Lambis scorpius, Lambis crocata, Harpago chiragra

Lambis truncata


Lambis truncata, common name the giant spider conch, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.

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Subspecies

Subspecies of Lambis truncata include:

  • Lambis truncata truncata (Humphrey, 1786)
  • Lambis truncata sebae (Kiener, 1843)
  • Lambis truncata truncata has a flat apex, while the apex of Lambis truncata sebae is more pointed.

    Description

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    Lambis truncata is the largest and heaviest of spider shells, up to 40 cm. Lambis truncata is similar to Lambis lambis but with a more squarish outline. Younger shells are creamy white; columella and lip usually mauve brown when older.

    Distribution

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    The distribution of Lambis truncata includes the Indian Ocean off Aldabra, Chagos, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania; the Bay of Bengal and in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines.

    Ecology

    Lambis truncata lives on rubble and coarse sand in shallow water.

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    References

    Lambis truncata Wikipedia


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