Lister's Conch (Strombus listeri) - ROM2004_861_10

Lister's conch, Strombus listeri
ROM2004_861_10

Lister's Conch (Strombus listeri)

Geography: Indian Ocean, Andaman Sea, Asia
Dimensions:
length=14.0; width=5.5 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumMollusca
    • ClassGastropoda
    • OrderMesogastropoda
    • FamilyStrombidae
    • GenusStrombus
    • SpecificEpithetlisteri
Object number: ROMIZ M12443
Not on view
DescriptionShell structures correlate to particular environments or modes of life. When shells reside on sand or rubble bottoms, the edge of the shell may develop a single terminal expansion like that found on the Strombus listeri. The expansion generally stabilizes the shell helping the animal remain upright when dislodged from the substrate (a hard and relatively unmoving structure or surface, which can include sand, rubble, etc.). This beautiful thin-shelled conch is native to the Bay of Bengal and the northwest Indian Ocean. It ranges in length from 10 to 15 cm and lives at depths of 50 to 100 metres. It is thought to be the deepest dwelling member of the conch family and is an uncommon species.
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