Queen conch shells are large,up to 30 cm. in length. They have a large, flaring lip colored rich pink, orange, and yellow. The shell is coated with a moderately thick and horny periostracum, which flakes off dried specimens.
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Rhines, C. 2002. "Strombus gigas" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed October 26, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Strombus_gigas.html.
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