Truncate Spider Shell (Lambis truncata)

Also known as Common Spider Conch, Conch Shell, Giant Lambis Truncata, Giant Spider Conch, Scorpion Conch, Spider Conch, Spider Sea Shell, Truncate Spider Conch

Description

Also known as Common Spider Conch, Conch Shell, Giant Lambis Truncata, Giant Spider Conch, Scorpion Conch, Spider Conch, Spider Sea Shell, Truncate Spider Conch.

Found singly, on rubble and sandy areas over reef edges of shallow lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed nocturnally on algae.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

This giant spider shell is the largest in its family. Generally found in deeper waters.

Stomboids are a small group of sea snails, commonly found in tropical waters. Usually identified by their large stalked eyes. Their shells are often dull on the outside but can be bright inside.
Stromboids are edible and in some areas are regarded as a delicacy.

(edit) Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambis_truncata

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