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Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch; queen conch)

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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

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;

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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
Protected Areas provided by Ramsar Sites Information Service
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