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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Other marine species addressed by the conference included eels, teat fish (sea cucumber), queen conch, marine turtles, precious corals, sturgeons and seahorses.
Queen conch Lobatus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) formerly Strombus gigas is a large marine gastropod distributed throughout the tropical northwestern Atlantic.
Other examples of Shedd's field programs include conducting research on important fishery species in The Bahamas, like Nassau grouper and queen conch, to help our Bahamian colleagues manage their stocks in a sustainable manner.
Queen conch shells housing snails, prized by seafood chefs but subject to fishing bans in Florida, are the most commonly smuggled species from Latin America, Defenders of Wildlife found.
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
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.