Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)

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Queen Conch

Lobatus gigas 2.jpg
queen conch

Strombus gigas

379 Litres (100 US G.)

25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")


8.1 - 8.4

21.1-32.2°C (70 -90 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

7-10 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Pink Conch

Additional scientific names

Lobatus gigas

Origin[edit | edit source]

The Queen Conch is native to the tropical Western Atlantic coasts of North and Central America in the greater Caribbean tropical zone.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Reqiures close examination.

Tank Compatibility[edit | edit source]

Reef tanks will suffice.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Herbivorous; needs algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

A large snail with a pinkish-grey shell, and a pearly white-and-pink interior.

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