Labiostrombus epidromis

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Labiostrombus epidromis
Strombus epidromis Linné, 1758 (4187450393).jpg
Labiostrombus epidromis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Labiostrombus
L. epidromis
Binomial name
Labiostrombus epidromis
Synonyms [1]

Labiostrombus epidromis, common name the swan conch, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs. [1]


The typical size of the adult shell varies between 50 and 95 mm.


This marine species occurs in the Central Indo-West Pacific,;off the Ryukyus, Japan, to Australia ( Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia), and New Caledonia


Strombus maculatus

Strombus mutabilis

Strombus microurceus

Strombus labiatus

Strombus fragilis

Strombus urceus

Strombus dentatus

Strombus canarium

Strombus vittatus

Strombus epidromis

Strombus fusiformis

Strombus haemastoma

Strombus wilsoni

Part of the phylogeny and relationships of Strombus species, according to Latiolais et al. (2006) [2]

In 2006, Latiolais and colleagues proposed a cladogram (a tree of descent) that attempts to show the phylogenetic relationships of 34 species within the family Strombidae. The authors analysed 31 species in the genus Strombus including Labiostrombus epidromis (referred to as Strombus epidromis in their analysis), and three species in the allied genus Lambis. The cladogram was based on DNA sequences of both nuclear histone H3 and mitochondrial cytochrome-c oxidase I (COI) protein-coding gene regions. In this proposed phylogeny, Strombus epidromis (= Labiostrombus epidromis), Strombus vittatus (= Doxander vittatus) and Strombus canarium (= Laevistrombus canarium) are closely related and appear to share a common ancestor. [2]


  1. ^ a b Labiostrombus epidromis (Linnaeus, 1758). WoRMS (2010). Labiostrombus epidromis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 22 March 2011 .
  2. ^ a b Latiolais, J. M.; Taylor, M. S; Roy, K.; Hellberg, M. E. (2006). "A molecular phylogenetic analysis of strombid gastropod morphological diversity" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Elsevier. 41 (2): 436–444. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2006.05.027. PMID  16839783.
  • Cotton, B.C. 1953. No. 3. Strombidae. Adelaide : Royal Society of South Australia, Malacological Section 4 pp. 1 pl. [
  • Abbott, R.T. 1960. The genus Strombus in the Indo-Pacific. Indo-Pacific Mollusca 1(2): 33-146
  • Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp.
  • Kreipl, K. & Poppe, G.T. 1999. A Conchological Iconography: The Family Strombidae. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks 59 pp., 130 pls.
  • Raven, H 2002. Notes on molluscs from NW Borneo. 1. Stromboidea (Gastropoda, Strombidae, Rostellariidae, Seraphidae). Vita Malacologica 1: 3-32

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