centerlogotitle
|
|
 
 
Keyword Search Tips |  Advanced Search
Display Options
Show
Results per Page
Sort By
What's New
Popular View
Plant & Animal Corner
  • Malayan Horned Frog
  • Gardenia cf. nitida
  • Eight-Spotted Crab Spider
  • Aechmea tayoensis
Please Choose a Category:
Popular Keywords
ixoraHIBISCUSAglaonemasyzygiumficusBOUGAINVILLEA heliconiaCalatheaphilodendronDracaena
round_tl round_tr
frame Visitors Counter
frame 710890
round_bl round_br
 
  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 :
      Indo-Pacific.
  • 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 

   Last updated on:

  Download Image  Print Page




Public Comment     





Total page hits: 78
 
© 2013 National Parks Board, Singapore. Supported client browser: IE6+, Firefox 1.05+, Chrome 12+, Opera 7.52+, Netscape 7.1+