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Queen Conch

Lobatus gigas

Description:

Photo take at -40 ft on a coral reef, found this juvenile queen conch at the sandy bottom, Beautiful pinks-yellow colors on the inside. is a species of large edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family of true conchs the Strombidae

Habitat:

The queen conch is herbivorous and lives in seagrass beds, although the exact habitat varies during the different stages of its development. This species is one of the largest mollusks native to the Tropical Northwestern Atlantic, from Bermuda to Brazil, reaching up to 35.2 cm in shell length. wikipedia.

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Oh i don´t know, cool thanks for the tip Blogie.

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Hi Gerardo. I hope you'll submit this (and your other mollusk spottings) to the Mollusca mission. Here's the link: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1214...

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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