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Common spider conch, Lambis truncata, IV11058

Physical Description

Large spider conch. The spines along the mouth are slightly open, and the outer surfaces of the shell have a thin layer of periostracum which is light brown coloured and is fragile. The inner surface of the shell is shiny and white.


Distribution of the species is:


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 95 x 280 x 120mm

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