species: Lambis lambis in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lambis lambis

©Anne Hoggett: Lambis lambis at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Lambis lambis at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Lambis lambis disturbed while laying egg mass under rubble near the sandspit at Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Strombidae
Genus Lambis
Species Lambis lambis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Common

Web resources


  • Benson, A.A. and R.E. Summons (1981). Arsenic accumulation in Great Barrier Reef invertebrates, Science, 211: 482-483. LIRS catalog number 42.
  • Lambrides, A.B.J., I.J. McNiven, S.J. Aird, K.A. Lowe, P. Moss, C. Rowe, C. Harris, C. Maclaurin, S.A. Slater, K. Carroll, M.H. Cedar, F. Petchey, C. Reepmeyer, M. Harris, J. Charlie, E. McGreen, P. Baru and S. Ulm (2020). Changing use of Lizard Island over the past 4000 years and implications for understanding Indigenous offshore island use on the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Archaeological Research, 23: 43-109. LIRS catalog number 2470.
  • Lentfer, C.J., M.W. Felgate, R.A. Mills and J. Specht (2014). Human history and palaeoenvironmental change at Site 17, Freshwater Beach, Lizard Island, Northeast Queensland, Australia. Queensland Archaeological Research, 16: 141-164. LIRS catalog number 1757.
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