Ecology of Lambis lambis
Main Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Lambis lambis may be found.
Remarks Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). Intertidal and found on subtidal reef and seagrass (Ref. 98588). Found on sand, weeds near corals (Ref. 799), and muddy areas (Ref. 97553). Shallowly burrows in sand or gravel. Grazes on animal matter in the mud. Also predominantly feeds on sand grains, polychaetes, bivalves and small crustaceans (Ref. 97553).


Substrate Benthic: mobile; endofauna (infauna); Soft Bottom: sand; mud; Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref. Springsteen, F.J. and F.M. Leobrera, 1986
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef flats; Corals: hard corals: ( on exoskeleton, ); Other habitats: burrows; other invertebrates (Usually associated with fine red algae on which it feeds.);
Special habitats Ref. Barnes, D.K.A., A. Corrie, M. Whittington, M.A. Carvalho and F. Gell, 1998


Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 1998
associations colony-forming/symphorism;
Associated with
Association remarks


feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
feeding type ref Siraimeetan, P., K.M.S. Ameer Hamsa and K. Satyanarayana Rao, 1988
feeding habit browsing on substrate
feeding habit ref Siraimeetan, P., K.M.S. Ameer Hamsa and K. Satyanarayana Rao, 1988
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.91 0.25 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 03.29.06
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.21.16
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