Lobatus gigas Linnaeus 1758 (true conch)

Gastropoda - Stromboidea - Strombidae

Alternative combinations: Eustrombus gigas, Strombus gigas

Belongs to Lobatus according to B. M. Landau et al. 2008

See also Hendy et al. 2008 and Petuch and Roberts 2007

Sister taxa: Lobatus costatus, Lobatus dominator, Lobatus galliformis, Lobatus gallus, Lobatus goliath, Lobatus haitensis, Lobatus rarinus, Lobatus vokesae, Lobatus williamsi

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore-grazer


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (4 collections), Barbados (1), Belize (2), Cayman Islands (1), Colombia (1), Cuba (4), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (4), Jamaica (3), Mexico (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene of Brazil (2)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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