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Lambis crocata

Lambis crocata, commonly known as the orange spider conch, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.[1]

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Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 70 mm and 205 mm and it is a mixture of orange and white color.

Distribution

This species is found in the Indian Ocean along the coasts of Aldabra, Chagos, the Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, the Seychelles and Tanzania.

References

  1. ^ a b Lambis crocata (Link, 1807). WoRMS (2009). Lambis crocata (Link, 1807). Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211092 on 27 June 2010.
  • 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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