Strombus gigas


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Noun1.Strombus gigas - a large variety of conchStrombus gigas - 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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Effect of temperature and acidification in Strombus gigas (Mesogastropoda: Strombidae) larvae.
First results of reproductive cycle of deep-sea queen conch, Strombus gigas, from FWI, Martinique.
Strombus gigas is the host mollusc for conch pearls, and indeed pink and orange coral beads are occasionally mistaken for conch pearls (Farn, 1986, cited by Fritsch and Misiorowski, 1987).
Strombus gigas Linnaeus, larvae by cues associated with red algae from their nursery grounds.
Queen Conch' neu 'Pink Conch' ydi'r enw Saesneg, a Strombus gigas ydi'r enw gwyddonol.
The conch Strombus gigas can resist fracture a hundred to a thousand times better than the mineral that makes up 99 percent of its shell.
Today there are approximately 230 published scientific papers on queen conch, Strombus gigas.
Several authors (Kitching and Lockwood 1974, Alcolado 1976, Hamilton 1980, Wellington and Kuris 1983, O'Loughlin and Aldrich 1987, Foin 1989) have suggested that local differences in shell morphology of Strombus gigas, Cypraea ssp.
Shell shape variation of queen conch Strombus gigas (Mesograstropoda: Strombidae) from Southwest Caribbean