CONCHS
STROMBIDAE
West Indian Fighting Conch
Strombus pugilis
Size
To 11cm

Description
:
Tan to orange shell, with
concave, pointed spire. Large last whorl. 2 notches near front of lip. Long foot. Whorls with single row of nodulose spines on periphery; spines larger on last whorl. Anterior and 'stromboid' notches present. Posterior angle of outer lip distinct, projected in posterior direction. Operculum sickle-shaped.

Ecology
Its long foot. enables it to jump. Lives on sandy and muddy bottoms, from the intertidal zone to depths between 0 and 55m, but usually 2 to 10 m (6 to 30ft). Feeds on algae.

Life Cycle
Development includes a long-lasting, planktotrophic stage, with the larvae feeding mainly on plankton.
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Be, S, M 11 Veg I F
West Indian Fighting Conch
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West Indian Fighting Conch
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