Gibbose Latirus (Latirus gibbulus)

Also known as Horse Conch, Spindle Shell, Spindle Snail, Trapeze Conch Shell, Tulip Shell, Tulip Snail

Description

Also known as Horse Conch, Spindle Shell, Spindle Snail, Trapeze Conch Shell, Tulip Shell, Tulip Snail.

Found on rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. Often found encrusted in algae.
They feed on bivalves, gastropods, worms.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 2-20m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Horse Conchs are usually found heavily encrusted with coralline algae, but when cleaned the shells have beautiful colours. Ref: x

1 comment

  1. Posted by Missy Olguin
    March 23, 2016 at 08:43 am - 1 person found this useful.

    To say that Latirus gibbulus is "also known as" Horse Conchs, Tulip Shells, Spindle Shells, and Trapeze Conch Shell is not correct. I think you meant to say they are in the same family: Fasciolariidae.

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