species: Lambis scorpius in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lambis scorpius

©Anne Hoggett: Lambis scorpius at Lizard Island, shell length about 150 mm

©Anne Hoggett: Lambis scorpius at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Strombidae
Genus Lambis
Species Lambis scorpius



Distinguishing features

A spider shell with seven spines on the outer lip and with narrow black and white bands on both sides of the aperture.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • Wilson, B. (1993). Australian Marine Shells: 1. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.

Other references

  • Allen, G.R. and R. Steene (1994). Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide Tropical Reef Research, Singapore. ISBN: 981-00-5687-7.