Queen conch


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(Zool.) a very large West Indian cameo conch (Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos.

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Some organisms like hard corals and queen conch are completely protected and no harvest is permitted.
Shell shape variation of queen conch Strombus gigas (Mesograstropoda: Strombidae) from Southwest Caribbean
ABSTRACT Queen conch (Lobatus gigas) populations living deeper than 20 m are rarely studied, because of the limitations of conventional survey methods using divers [i.
The study revealed that the fishery is composed of small-scale commodity producers who use labor intensive, low technology capital to catch high valued species such as queen conch, Strombus gigas; spiny lobster, Panulirus argus; various reef-fish (Labridae, Scaridae, Lutjanidae), and octopus (Octopodidae).
One of the long-term research topics addressed by students in topical courses such as Marine Resource Management and through directed research has been the health of the Caribbean queen conch (Strombus gigas) fishery.
We share the area with rare corals, loggerhead turtles, endangered queen conch, Florida lobster, rare tropic fish, breeding nurse sharks and droves of migrating birds.
A number of species living in or around the reef system are endangered or under a degree of protection, including four different species of sea turtle (green turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, leatherback turtle, and the hawksbill turtle), the queen conch, the West Indian manatee, the splendid toadfish, the American crocodile, the Morelet's crocodile, the Nassau grouper, the elkhorn coral, and the black coral.
The queen conch (Strombus gigas Linnaeus, 1758) is a marine gastropod that inhabits the tropical western Atlantic including the Keys.
The US buys 95% of Belize's queen conch harvest, but in March 2012 the WildEarth Guardians, a non-governmental organization in Denver, Col.
Her descriptions of the bizarre ways that creatures like the hagfish, the queen conch and the Maine lobster eat and mate and fight and kill are as compelling as any great novel.
CITES has listed marine species previously - including seahorses, queen conch, sturgeon and humphead wrasse - although it has traditionally focused more on land-based species including elephants and tigers.