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Lambis digitata

Spider Conch
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Description

The common spider conch Lambis lambis (Fig. 1a) of the family Strombidae is abundant in the shallow waters of the Indo-Pacific. The species is sought by shell collectors in several locations 19 Note on the spawning and development of the common spider conch Lambis lambis Jean-François Hamel1 & Annie Mercier1 1. Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s (Newfoundland) Canada A1C 5S7 Telephone: (709) 737-2011, Fax: (709) 737-3220, Email: jfhamel@mun.ca and: Marshall Islands Science Station (MISS), College of the Marshall Islands (CMI), PO Box 1258, Majuro, MH 96960, Republic of the Marshall Islands Figure 1. (A) The common spider conch Lambis lambis collected in Majuro, Marshall Islands; (B) male and female L. lambis during copulation; (C) newly deposited egg filaments. including the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Indonesia and India, and is harvested for food in Japan. Common spider conches are found mainly on sand among rocks or on coral reefs from the intertidal zone to ca 20 m depth. For the present study, 12 specimens were collected in the lagoon of Majuro atoll, Marshall Islands, in ca 2–3 m of water on protected sand beds. They measured ~ 20 cm long. The conches were maintained at the Marshall Islands Science Station in groups of four individuals per 50 L concrete tank under flow-through conditions at ca 200 L h-1. All parameters fluctuated naturally, including salinity (29 to 33‰), temperature (24 to 29°C) and photoperiod. 

 

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Rocky Areas → Rocky Areas
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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Aileen Tan Shau Hwai (Prof. Dato' Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
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Acknowledgements :- Mr. Mohamad Shafiq Hafizee Bin Mohd Azali

Citation :- Lambis digitata. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/66315. Downloaded on 19 September 2021.

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