Wholesale Seashells: Lambis truncata

Lambis truncata, common name the giant spider conch, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.

Lambis truncata is the largest and heaviest of spider shells, up to 40 cm. Lambis truncata is similar to Lambis lambis but with a more squarish outline. Younger shells are creamy white; columella and lip usually mauve brown when older.

The distribution of Lambis truncata includes the Indian Ocean off of Aldabra, Chagos, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania; the Bay of Bengal and in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines.

Lambis truncata lives on rubble and coarse sand in shallow water.

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