Queen Conch

Queen Conch or "Pink Conch"
Aliger gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family Strombidae

I only have a few juvinle versions of the Queen Conch . It is rare on S. Hutchinson Island.

Two juvinile Queen Conchs from S. Hutchinson Island Decemeber 2020.

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Aliger gigas, originally known as Strombus gigas or more recently as Lobatus gigas, commonly known as the queen conch, is a species of large 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 Caribbean Sea, and tropical northwestern Atlantic, from Bermuda to Brazil, reaching up to 35.2 centimetres (13.9 in).

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