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Updated 4/13/2014

Family Strombidae

Strombs & Conchs

Strombs & Conchs are herbivorous snails that possess well-developed eyes and a sickle-like operculum that can be quickly employed as a walking aid or device to right itself.  Rare in Hawaii, the family is diverse and well-represented in warm waters around the world.

 

HAWAII

Canarium maculatum

SPOTTED STROMB

 

Canarium wilsonorum

WILSON'S STROMB

 

Tridentarius dentatus

THREE-TOOTHED STROMB

 

Canarium hellii

HELL'S STROMB 

 

Euprotomus hawaiensis

HAWAIIAN STROMB 

 

Canarium mutabile ostergaardi

OSTERGAARD'S STROMB 

 

Gibberulus gibbosus

HUMPED CONCH

 


TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Lobatus gigas

QUEEN CONCH