Taxon profile


Lambis Röding, 1798

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Littorinimorpha »  family Strombidae - stromboid conchs


Ovoid, large and sturdy shells with digitations on the edge of the outer lip. The number of digitations is usually 6 and a “7th” false digitation is the prolongation of the anterior canal. Typical Lambis species have a smooth columella lacking spiral lirae and with hardly any lirae on the inside of the labrum. Also, species occur with strong lirae on the columella and inside of the labrum.
Remarks: Historically the species with strong lirae used to be included in the subgenus Millepes Mörch, 1852; however more recently, authors have synonymized Millepes with Lambis [8,9]. For the Indian Ocean species with strong lirae, raised callus on the columella and a bifurcated first digitation, Ophioglossolambis Dekkers, 2012 was introduced
Dekkers, A.M. & Maxwell, S.J. (2022). A new endemic species of Lambis Röding, 1798 from the Philippines (Mollusca: Neostromboidae: Strombidae).
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 9

species Lambis arachnoides Shikama, 1871

Lambis arachnoides

species Lambis crocata (Link, 1807)

Lambis crocata

species Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lambis lambis

species Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lambis millepeda

species Lambis robusta (Swainson, 1821)

Lambis robusta

species Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lambis scorpius

species Lambis truncata (Lightfoot, 1786)

Lambis truncata

species Lambis vertriesti Dekkers & S. J. Maxwell, 2022

Lambis vertriesti

species Lambis wheelwrighti J. Greene, 1978

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