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  Strombus urceus Linnaeus, 1758
  Family Name : Strombidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Black-lipped Conch

 
Black-lipped Conch
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Sandy reef flats. Moves about in a leaping manner by implanting its narrow operculum into the sand and vaulting itself over.
      Habitats :
      Marine
      Distribution :
      Western Pacific.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation as sany reef flats get silted over.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Not known, except for the overall potential of marine organisms for further research.
      Conservation Notes :
      Abundant prior to the 1970s but now uncommon. Some sites need to be designated as nature areas or marine protected areas.
  • 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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