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Strombus alatus   Gmelin, 1791

Florida fighting conch

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Strombidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 183 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical; 37°N - 15°N, 98°W - 74°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: from North Carolina to Texas, Mexico, Belize, and Puerto Rico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - 10 cm Max length : 11.2 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The 144.9 mm size reported by Wagner & Abbott (1973) needs confirmation. Wagner & Abbott (1967) reported a maximum size of 117 mm, which itself is an error for 112 mm (specimen is in ANSP; Ref. 83435). Inhabits seagrass beds, shallow reefs, sand and rubble (Ref. 106835). Feeds on diatoms and other epiphytic algae. Resides in deep waters of 10 m or greater during winter and migrates to shallow waters of 2 m during summer to spawn (Ref. 105282). Broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Free-swimming larvae hatch from eggs and develop into veligers which later settle down the water column and undergo metamorphosis into juvenile conch (Refs. 833, 105282). Mating behavior: Males that attempt to mate with a female being guarded by another male fight over with each other in a sparring contest using their proboscis (Refs. 105242, 105282) (Ref. 105282).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Free-swimming larvae hatch from eggs and develop into veligers which later settle down the water column and undergo metamorphosis into juvenile conch (Refs. 833, 105282). Mating behavior: Males that attempt to mate with a female being guarded by another male fight over with each other in a sparring contest using their proboscis (Refs. 105242, 105282).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium