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  Lambis lambis Linnaeus, 1758
  Family Name : Strombidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Spider Conch

Spider Conch
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Moves about on reef flats in pulsated leaping manner.
      Habitats :
      Coral Reef, Marine
      Distribution :
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation; collection for food and marine ornamental curio trade.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Shell trade. Flesh used as food.
      Conservation Notes :
      Rare and no longer as abundant as in the 1960s. Some sites need to be designated as nature areas or marine protected areas, and legislation to protect marine life from over-collecting needs to be instituted.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Vulnerable (VU)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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