giant conch


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Noun1.giant conch - a large variety of conchgiant conch - a large variety of conch    
conch - any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip
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There, we would see two souvenir shops, one on either side of the road, with what seemed to be giant conch shells piled outside.
The giant conch, Strombus galeatus Swainson 1823 inhabits the coastal waters of the Eastern Pacific, ranging from the Gulf of California to Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and Peru (Keen 1958, Arroyo-Mora 2003).
No formal studies on the giant conch in Las Perlas have ever been conducted, and only one report is available in the literature for Coiba (Vega & Perez 2003), although anecdotal information is available from local people.
Further studies on the ecology and growth of this species will certainly improve the management plans necessary for the rational exploitation and protection of the giant conch resource in the years to come.
Above shops, houses and even the lawyers' offices on Whitehead Street you still see the Republic's fluttering emblem, a giant conch on a rainbow background.