Strombus gibberulus Linnaeus, 1758
gibbose conch
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Strombidae (conchs)
Max. size:  7 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurring in sandy patches of reef flats, in sandy lagoons or in muddy-sand bottoms. Shells of specimens living in deeper water tend to be smaller or more brightly colored (Ref. 349). Migrates often from deep to shallow water environments for breeding (Ref. 349).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 30.03.06
Modified by: Dar, Christine - 12.10.07

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