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Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch; queen conch)

Synonyms: Eustrombus gigas; Strombus canaliculatus; Strombus gigas; Strombus gigas subsp. pahayokee; Strombus gigas subsp. verrilli; Strombus horridus; Strombus lucifer; Strombus samba

Wikipedia Abstract

Lobatus gigas, originally known as Strombus gigas, commonly known as the queen conch, is a species of large edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family of true conches, the Strombidae. This species is one of the largest molluscs native to the tropical northwestern Atlantic, from Bermuda to Brazil, reaching up to 35.2 centimetres (13.9 in) in shell length. L. gigas is closely related to the goliath conch, Lobatus goliath, a species endemic to Brazil, as well as the rooster conch, Lobatus gallus.
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipi√©lago Los Roques National Park 409203 Venezuela    

Predators

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[2]
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)[3]
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)[2]
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)[2]
Balistes vetula (Turbot)[3]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[2]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[2]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[2]
Calappa gallus (rough box crab)[3]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[2]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[3]
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)[2]
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)[3]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[3]
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)[3]
Chilomycterus antennatus (Bridled burrfish)[2]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[2]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[3]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[3]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[2]
Fasciolaria tulipa (true tulip)[3]
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)[3]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[2]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[2]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[2]
Haemulon chrysargyreum (Yellowstripe grunt)[2]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[3]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[3]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[2]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[2]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[2]
Hypanus americanus (Kit)[2]
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)[3]
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)[2]
Lactophrys triqueter (Trunkfish)[2]
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)[2]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[3]
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)[3]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[3]
Menippe mercenaria (Florida stone crab)[3]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[2]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[4]
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)[3]
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Shortnose batfish)[2]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[3]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[2]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[3]
Petrochirus diogenes (giant hermit)[3]
Phyllonotus pomum (apple murex)[3]
Pilumnus dasypodus (shortspine hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[2]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[2]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[2]
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)[2]
Scorpaena inermis (Mushroom Scorpionfish)[2]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[2]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[2]
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)[3]
Triplofusus giganteus (horse conch)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Cameron Park Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Distribution

North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983)
4CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
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