WoRMS taxon details

Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758)

211096  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211096)

accepted
Species
marine
(ofStrombus lambis Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Description Conspicuous shell, up to 20cm, with coarse transverse ridges, large tubercles, and a heavy lip with seven more or less...  
Description Conspicuous shell, up to 20cm, with coarse transverse ridges, large tubercles, and a heavy lip with seven more or less straight fingers of varying length. Exterior colour variable, white-cream with brown or bluish patches, sometimes with thin brown periostracum. Interior rich pink, orange or purple. Habitat: sheltered shallow waters. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Regional names: Kis. Nyangale, Madole, Vikocho; Port. Aranha-de-sete-dedos. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211096 on 2018-05-25
Date
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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2001-12-09 13:54:23Z
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2010-10-10 14:43:02Z
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original description  (ofStrombus lambis Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofLambis adamii Bozzetti & T. Cossignani, 2003) Bozzetti L. & Cossignani T. (2003) Lambis adamii sp. n. (Gastropoda, Strombidae) dalle Filippine. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 40: 3-5. [October 2003] [details]   

additional source Walls, J.G. (1980). Conchs, tibias and harps. A survey of the molluscan families Strombidae and Harpidae. T.F.H. Publications Ltd, Hong Kong. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Liverani V. (2014) The superfamily Stromboidea. Addenda and corrigenda. In: G.T. Poppe, K. Groh & C. Renker (eds), A conchological iconography. pp. 1-54, pls 131-164. Harxheim: Conchbooks.  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPterocera lambis (Linnaeus, 1758)) Walls, J.G. (1980). Conchs, tibias and harps. A survey of the molluscan families Strombidae and Harpidae. T.F.H. Publications Ltd, Hong Kong. [details]   

basis of record  (ofLambis (Lambis) lambis (Linnaeus, 1758)) Zhang S.-P. [Suping]. (2016). Fauna Sinica. Invertebrata 56. Mollusca: Gastropoda: Strombacea and Naticacea. Beijing: Science Press. 317 pp., 10 pls.  [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Morton B. & Morton JE. (1983). The sea shore ecology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Conspicuous shell, up to 20cm, with coarse transverse ridges, large tubercles, and a heavy lip with seven more or less straight fingers of varying length. Exterior colour variable, white-cream with brown or bluish patches, sometimes with thin brown periostracum. Interior rich pink, orange or purple. Habitat: sheltered shallow waters. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Regional names: Kis. Nyangale, Madole, Vikocho; Port. Aranha-de-sete-dedos. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English common spider conch  [details]
Japanese クモガイ  [details]