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Fighting Conch

Description:

I went shell collecting and i found these guys alive!

Habitat:

The ocean in florida!

Notes:

There were five or six of them!


1 Species ID Suggestions

Florida Fighting Conch
Strombus alatus Strombus alatus


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5 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Don't forget to update the spotting information. Thanks!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

That's great che. I lived on Sanibel and Captiva Islands for just about ten years. Sanibel doesn't let you keep any live shells by law. However, there are plenty to collect on the beaches that have already passed on.

chebeague3
chebeague3 6 years ago

these species are to endangered to keep so i set them free

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

they are called fighting conchs because they are very territorial and will defend their territory

chebeague7
chebeague7 7 years ago

It almost looks like it is glazed! I wonder why they are "fighter conchs"

chebeague3
Spotted by
chebeague3

Sanibel, Florida, USA

Lat: 26.42, Long: -82.08

Spotted on Apr 20, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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